The Psychology of Voluntary Employee Turnover
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Most research on voluntary turnover has focused on dissatisfaction-induced and rational decision making processes, with some attention paid to external market influences. This focus leaves unexplained a large portion of the variance in why people choose to quit a job. Recently, however, researchers are considering the alternative ways that the turnover process is enacted, as well as what businesses can do to prevent turnover.
Harman, W., et al. (2007). The psychology of voluntary employee turnover. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(1), 51-54. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00474.x
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