Accession Number : ADA132337

Title :   Organizational Strategies for Adapting to High Rates of Employee Turnover.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Mowday,Richard T

PDF Url : ADA132337

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Many organizations may face high rates of employee turnover that are difficult or prohibitively costly to control. Strategies for increasing employee retention may not be practical in these organizations because employees leave for reasons beyond the control of management or the cost of reducing turnover is greater than the benefits to be derived. In this situation, managers need to consider implementing strategies that can minimize or buffer the organization from the negative consequences that often follow from turnover. Several strategies organizations can use to adapt to uncontrollably high employee turnover rates are presented in this paper. In addition, suggestions are made for how managers should diagnose the problem of employee turnover in their organization and make choices among the alternative strategies for solving this problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Personnel management, *Operational effectiveness, Human resources, Resource management, Personnel retention, Management planning and control, Social psychology, Manpower, Behavior, Motivation, Attitudes(Psychology)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE