Peter W. Hom

Rodger W. Griffeth

About the Authors

bullet Peter W. Hom is a Professor of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has investigated theories of employee turnover in various occupations (industrial salesmen, retail sales personnel, and National Guardsmen), designed realistic job previews to reduce reality shock and early quits among new nurses and accountants, estimated the economic costs of turnover for mental health agencies, and examined psychological commitment to new products in cross-functional design teams. Currently, he is studying the causes of turnover among Swiss bank personnel and Mexican factory workers. He has authored scholarly articles in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He also co-authored an earlier book on Employee Turnover with Rodger Griffeth. He and Dr. Griffeth won the "1992 Scholarly Achievement Award" from the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management for best published academic article in Human Resources Management. Dr. Hom has served on Editorial Boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management.  He can be reached at this e-mail address:  peter.hom@asu.edu.
bullet Rodger W. Griffeth is a Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of New Orleans and holds the Freeport-McMoran Chair of Human Resource Management.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, his M.Ed. from Georgia State University, and his B.S. from Old Dominion University. His primary interests are in the areas of organizational behavior and employee turnover. He has investigated how job enrichment can reduce turnover among part-time employees and how realistic job previews can improve retention among new professionals. Dr. Griffeth has also comprehensively reviewed the turnover literature using meta-analysis, examined how employee impressions of the job market influence their turnover decisions, and developed and tested turnover theories. Professor Griffeth authored a landmark article on turnover in Psychological Bulletin (with William Mobley) and won the "1992 Scholarly Achievement Award" from the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management for best published article (on testing turnover models with Peter Hom). He co-authored Employee Turnover with Peter Hom and has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. He currently serves as editor of Human Resources Management Review. He can be reached at this e-mail address: rgriffet@uno.edu.

Retaining Valued Employees

Retaining Valued Employees

Rodger Griffeth : Georgia State University
Peter Hom : Arizona State University

Published By: SAGE Inc.
Pages: 278
Hardcover (076191305X):   February, 2001   $54.00  
Paperback (0761913068):   February, 2001   $24.95  
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How do you keep valuable employees from leaving? With employee turnover at a ten-year high in the tightest labor market in recent memory, human resource professionals face this challenge daily. This book briefly summarizes the current research in the area of employee turnover and provides practical guidelines to implement proven strategies for reducing unwanted turnover. Topics covered include differentiating between functional and dysfunctional turnover, job enrichment, employee selection, orientation programs, compensation practices, easing conflicts between work and home, social integration, and managing exiting employees. Separate chapters are devoted to using employee surveys to predict turnover and diagnose turnover causes and reducing turnover among special groups -- minorities and women. Hands-on interventions are described and illustrated with cases drawn from companies who have been successful in retaining personnel. The appendix includes two sample employee surveys. Human resource professionals, trainers, consultants, students, and researchers will find this a timely and helpful resource.

Table Of Contents:

1. How Turnover Can be Costly to Organizations
2. Job Enrichment
3. Realistic Job Previews
4. Socialization and Supervision
5. Employee Selection
6. Using Employee Surveys to Predict and Diagnose Turnover Causes
7. Compensation and Rewards
8. Reducing Turnover Among Special Groups: Minorities and Women
9. Managing Exiting Employees


Employee Turnover

Employee Turnover

Peter Hom : Arizona State University
Rodger Griffeth : Georgia State University

Published By: South-Western College Publishing.
Pages: 340

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This textbook is designed for graduate students and faculty in Management or Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The authors review the extensive research and theory on employee turnover.  Specifically, this book examines the predictors of turnover, featuring a comprehensive meta-analysis.  The authors consider the various theories about why employees quit, identifying their strengths and weaknesses.  The book also covers the various methodological approaches for studying turnover.  Further, the authors consider how turnover is related to other withdrawal behaviors and review proven methods for turnover reduction.


Table of Contents

1 What is Turnover and How Is Turnover Measured?
2 The Consequences of Turnover
3 Causes and Correlates of Turnover
4 Theories of Employee Turnover
5 New Explanatory Constructs in Turnover Work
6 Integration of Empirical Findings and Turnover Models
7 Turnover and Other Behaviors; Turnover and Maladaptation
8 Methodological Problems in Turnover Research
9 Robust Methods of Controlling Turnover
10 Promising Methods of Turnover Reduction
11 Future Directions in Turnover Research

Innovative Theory and Empirical Research on Employee Turnover

Hardcover (January 1, 2004)
Language: English
Information Age Pub Inc ISBN: 1593110979


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