This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Voluntary Employee Turnover: Determinants, Processes, and Future Directions

Voluntary Employee Turnover: Determinants, Processes, and Future Directions

Voluntary employee turnover: Determinants, processes, and future directions

Few would argue that the most valuable asset to an organization is its human capital. Retaining this asset is a critical task for supervisors, executives, and HR professionals. Indeed, employee retention is frequently cited as one of the most significant challenges facing employers (e.g., Byrne, 1999). At the time this chapter waswritten, organizations face a fairly tight labor market, struggling with acute labor and shortages, particularly within certain industries (e.g., accounting and energy) and professions/skill sets (e.g., nurses and geo-scientists). Yet organizations are continuously confronted with challenges in retaining high-performing/high-impact talent even when the job market is tight. Understanding the processes and determinants of employees voluntarily leaving an organization is ...

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