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Engaging an employee retention strategy in an era of downsizing

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by F Gandolfi
The results discussed in this paper deal with a nationwide survey of Australian organizations that have downsized over the past three years. Downsizing is a deliberate organizational decision to reduce the size of the workforce in order to improve organizational performance. Downsizing has become very prevalent around the globe as a way to improve cost efficiencies and to accelerate an economic turnaround. This paper examines whether strategies aimed at employee retention will improve organizational performance. Two main principles have been demonstrated: First, improved organizational performance was associated with the retention of key managers and employees. Second, an organization’s size, type, and the proportion of the workforce that is retrenched are associated with loss or retention of key workers.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Engaging the multiple contexts of management : convergence and divergence of management theory and practice : proceedings of the 19th ANZAM conference, 7-10 December 2005, Canberra.

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2005

ISBN-10

1740882458

Location

Canberra, Australia

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Canberra, ACT

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; International conference; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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