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A study of the relationship between human resource management practices and employee retention

Santhana, Sinnappan (2019) A study of the relationship between human resource management practices and employee retention. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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In this study, the objective was to determine the influence of HRM practices and work environment towards employee retention in selected SME companies. The research design used in this study is correlation study. The independent variables were HRM practices such as compensation, benefits and rewards, performance appraisal, training and career development. Working environment was also included as part of the independent variable. The dependent variable is employee retention. Survey method was used to collect data from 100 respondents in various SME companies, and the simple random sampling was applied. Finally, the finding shows all the HRM practices (compensation, benefits and rewards, performance appraisal, training and career development) and working environment were significantly correlated with the dependent variable (employee retention). Regression analysis identified that training and development contributes the most towards retaining the SME employees, followed by working environment practices. The result of this study had provided some beneficial information regarding: how SME can retain their employees particularly, on HRM practices such as training and development. The findings also can be used as a guideline for HRM practitioners in SME encouraging employees to attend training and to provide more career opportunities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdullah, Nor Azimah Chew
Item ID: 8917
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRM practices, Compensation, Benefits and Rewards, Performance Appraisal, Training and Development, Working Environment, Employee Retention and Small Medium Enterprises.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2021 02:02
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 03:01
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Abdullah, Nor Azimah Chew
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8917

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