Essays on Employee Turnover in Australia Report

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The paper "Employee Turnover in Australia" is a great example of a report on management. Turnover being persistently experienced an organizational problem, all organizations inclusive of the retail industry face this problem irrespective of their industrial and/ or organizational stature. The decline in both productivity and morale in public and private sectors respectively attributed to high rates of employee turnover (Hart, et al, 2006). Different types of turnover exist; some turnovers are voluntary while others are involuntary. Turnover can further be classified as functional, which involves the dismissal of underperforming employees or dysfunctional, which involve the loss of a high performing employee.

Turnover can be either avoidable or unavoidable; unavoidable turnover may result for example from a move by a family (Watrous, et al, 2006). Many studies concerning employee turnover have been conducted in the past five decades. All these researches are focused on identifying the antecedents of turnover in relation to employees (Peterson, 2006). It is tentatively clear among some researches that dissatisfaction is the focal point of employee turnover (Min, 2007). Some researchers argued that even though in most cases employee turnover is detrimental to an organization, employee turnover is sometimes healthy to a firm.

In spite of the advantages, employee turnover often is very disruptive and expensive (Costello, 2006). The costs arising from the need to recruit, select, train, and develop new employees in addition to termination and advertising costs respectively, negatively affect the industrial sector. Researchers have identified that the food retail industry is the most affected sector in terms of turnover, which has recorded as high as a hundred percent rates of turnover. The most common turnover element in the food retail industry is resignation from respective jobs due to poor management, low compensation, and the need to improve their own lives. The aim of this paper is to discuss employee turnover in the Australian retail industry.

In addition, the paper also entails the reasons that are attributed to employee turnover and the importance and/ or impacts of turnover with a special focus on the retail industry (Steensma, Breukelen & Sturm, 2004). Moreover, we discuss the employee turnover models and the corresponding situation in other countries with China as an example, in the retail industry with reference to Employee turnover.


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