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Research Handbook on Employee Turnover

Edited by George Saridakis, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Kent University Business School and Professor Sir Cary L. Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Covering the period of the financial crisis, this Research Handbook discusses the degree of importance of different driving forces on employee turnover. The discussions contribute to policy agendas on productivity, firm performance and economic growth. The contributors provide a selection of theoretical and empirical research papers that deal with aspects of employee turnover, as well as its effects on workers and firms within the current socio-economic environment. It draws on theories and evidence from economics, management, social sciences and other related disciplines.
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 114 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
Covering the period of the financial crisis, this Research Handbook discusses the degree of importance of different driving forces on employee turnover. The discussions contribute to policy agendas on productivity, firm performance and economic growth.

The contributors provide a selection of theoretical and empirical research papers that deal with aspects of employee turnover, as well as its effects on workers and firms within the current socio-economic environment. It draws on theories and evidence from economics, management, social sciences and other related disciplines.

With its interdisciplinary approach, this book will appeal to a variety of students and academics in related fields. It will also be of interest to policy makers, HR experts, firm managers and other stakeholders.
‘Like a divorce, turnover is important for both partners: here, workers and firms. Some turnover in a firm is probably good, but how much should there be and how much is there? What are its drivers and consequences? And what, if anything, should we do about it? The current volume provides an extremely useful snapshot of this interdisciplinary literature, from which readers will come away with many ideas for future research.’
– Andrew Clark, Paris School of Economics, France

‘This Handbook picks up a mature research area – employee turnover – and places it in the latest context. Turnover is looked at through a series of new lenses from the fields of organizational psychology, human capital management and analytics, mobility, and intergenerational research. The international contributors bring a global and contemporary perspective to the topic, and capture the latest evidence on the most important predictors, consequences and management options for turnover. An excellent resource for researchers and reflective practitioners alike.’
– Paul Sparrow, Centre for Performance-led HR, Lancaster University Management School, UK

‘I warmly welcome this timely volume put together by George Saridakis and Cary Cooper. They have assembled an authoritative collection of papers and then provided an excellent editorial overview of issues relating to job turnover. I particularly liked the examination of job turnover from the very different perspectives of workers, businesses and the economy as a whole.’
– David Storey, University of Sussex, UK
Contributors: I. Beltrán Martín, S. Bevan, M. Bossler, C. Carrillo-Tudela, W.-J.A. Chang, M. Coles, C.L. Cooper, H. Dale-Olsen, M. Daskalaki, T. Eriksson, P. Ferreira, R.W. Griffeth, K.E. Hall, L. Holbeche, J.-T. Kao, Y. Lai, C.S. Long, A.-M. Mohammed, K. Morrell, E. Parry, J. Purl, G. Saridakis, S. Taylor, R. Upward, P. Urwin, W.K. Wan Ismail, M. Wong El Leen













Contents:

1. Introduction: The State of Employee Turnover
George Saridakis and Cary L. Cooper

2. Employee Turnover
Harald Dale-Olsen

3. Understanding and Measuring Employee Turnover
Kevin Morrell

4. Two Decades of Employee Retention, Tenure and Turnover
Peter Urwin and Emma Parry

5. Analysing, Monitoring and Costing Labour Turnover
Stephen Bevan

6. Employee Turnover as a Cost Factor of Organisations
Anne-Marie Mohammed, Yanqing Lai, Maria Daskalaki and George Saridakis

7. Inter- and Intra-firm Mobility of Workers
Tor Eriksson

8. Perception of Training and Turnover Intention
Choi Sang Long, Mikkay Wong Ei Leen and Wan Khairruzzaman Wan Ismail

9. Compensation Policy and Employee Turnover
Stephen Taylor

10. Turnover amongst Generation Y
Linda Holbeche

11. A Role Perspective on Turnover Intentions: Examining Behavioral Predictors
Jui-Tang Kao and Wan-Jing April Chang

12. A Diagnostic Methodology for Discovering the Reasons for Employee Turnover using Shocks and Events
Justin Purl, Kathleen E. Hall and Rodger W. Griffeth

13. Quit Turnover and the Business Cycle: A Survey
Carlos Carrillo-Tudela and Melvyn Coles

14. Employment, Turnover and Career Progress
Priscila Ferreira

15. Employee Turnover and the Expansion and Contraction of Employers
Mario Bossler and Richard Upward

16. High Performance Human Resource Practices and Voluntary Employee Turnover
Inmaculada Beltrán Martín

Index