Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Strategies for Employee Retention in Nonprofit Organizations
by White, Gentri, D.B.A., Walden University, 2019, 110; 27669091
Abstract (Summary)

Low employee retention is one of the main challenges for managers and negatively impacts an organization’s ability to survive and remain competitive. Using Herzberg’s two-factor theory, the purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies nonprofit sector managers use to retain employees. The participants included 4 managers from 4 Illinois nonprofit organizations who implemented successful strategies for employee retention. Data were collected using semistructured, face-to-face interviews, company documents, and archival records. A thematic analysis was used to analyze the data, which revealed 3 themes: employee fit, workplace culture, and employee feedback. The implications for positive social change include the potential to benefit communities through improvements in unemployment rates and decreased levels of stress on families. The results of this study may also benefit employees of nonprofit organizations through better work environments and encouragement of employee engagement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jepma, Teresa
Commitee: Jordan, Edgar, Knight, Matthew
School: Walden University
Department: Management
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 81/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Management, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Case study, Employee retention, Motivation-hygiene, Nonprofit, Qualitative
Publication Number: 27669091
ISBN: 9781392593516
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