Title: Revitalising employee retention in Indian higher education industry: role of job embeddedness

Authors: Harshita Agrawal; Mohit Yadav; Anushree Singh

Addresses: Institute of Management, Commerce and Economics, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow-Deva Road, UP, India ' Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India ' Institute of Management, Commerce and Economics, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow-Deva Road, UP, India

Abstract: Employee turnover is a great menace to the organisations that strive to achieve success and remain at top in today's immense competitive environment. Organisations are plagued with high rates of employee turnover across various sectors and Indian higher education sector is no different. Thus, the present study investigated applicability of job embeddedness (JE) model in predicting turnover intentions (TI) of employees in the Indian higher educational sector, by drawing a sample (N = 321) from faculty members working in private universities in India. Results demonstrated that organisational and community job embeddedness significantly predicted turnover intentions of employees, thereby providing the HR managers much needed solution to retain their valued employees. Moderation effect of gender on the above relationship was analysed further and the results depicted that gender significantly moderated the association amid individual dimensions of embeddedness and employees' quit intentions, respectively. Findings along with implications are discussed in the paper.

Keywords: employee retention; turnover intentions; employee turnover; job embeddedness; community job embeddedness; CJE; India; retention strategies; higher education; gender as a moderator; organisational job embeddedness; OJE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.101668

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2019 Vol.11 No.2, pp.111 - 128

Available online: 14 Aug 2019 *

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