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Talent retention in a changing workplace : an investigation of variables considered important to South African talent

Published on Jan 1, 2004in South African Journal of Business Management 0.43
In a workplace characterised by market-driven turnover, organisations attempting to retain those employees considered core to their purpose and continued success (referred to as 'talent') face a huge challenge in determining the factors instrumental in minimising turnover amongst this group. This research aimed to identify the variables important to this group of valued employees, with a specific focus on the South African context. In addition, it was aimed to discover the relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic variables to South African talent, particularly when these are considered as factors in their decisions to leave the organisation. It was found that South African talent placed great importance on intrinsic variables, although market opportunities were also considered highly significant in employees' decisions to leave. The variable of 'Concern with employment equity and affirmative action' was revealed as a specifically South African variable, but it was not ranked as one of the participants' top five most important variables influencing retention.
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Lalatendu Kesari Jena6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar),
Sajeet Pradhan4
Estimated H-index: 4
(International Management Institute, New Delhi)
Published on Sep 3, 2018in Public Integrity
Jeanette Black (University of Wisconsin–Stout), Kelly La Venture (Bemidji State University)
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Published on Mar 14, 2018in Cogent Business & Management
Ali Mahfoozi (IAU: Islamic Azad University), Sanjar Salajegheh (IAU: Islamic Azad University)+ 1 AuthorsAyoub Sheikhi (SBUK: Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman)
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Service Business 2.29
Chen-Ya Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTHU: National Tsing Hua University),
Priyanko Guchait11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UH: University of Houston)
+ 1 AuthorsWan-Ting Weng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTHU: National Tsing Hua University)
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Smitha Nayak1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Manipal University),
Suhan (Manipal University)
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Francisco Cesário2
Estimated H-index: 2
Maria José Chambel15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Published on Jan 30, 2017in Sa Journal of Human Resource Management
Monica Pregnolato1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UCT: University of Cape Town),
Mark Bussin7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UJ: University of Johannesburg),
Anton Schlechter8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UCT: University of Cape Town)
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Solaleh Shahvazian1
Estimated H-index: 1
Saeed Mortazavi5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 1 AuthorsFariborz Rahimnia7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Johannes Jacobus Redelinghuys1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NWU: North-West University)
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