Peter W. Hom
Rodger W. Griffeth
About the Authors
|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: [email protected].|
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:
Published By: SAGE Inc.
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
Published By: South-Western College Publishing.
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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.
1 What is Turnover and How Is Turnover Measured?
Hardcover (January 1, 2004)
Information Age Pub Inc ISBN: 1593110979
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