Title: Investigating the impact of organisation culture, personal-job fit and employee engagement on turnover intention: an assessment of the IT sector from an emerging market perspective

Authors: Viral Bhatt; Sujo Thomas; Dhruti Chauhan; Ritesh Patel

Addresses: Sal Institute of Management, Gujarat Technological University, Opp Science City, Bhadaj, Ahmedabad, India ' Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, East Campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India ' Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, India ' Sanjivani College of Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

Abstract: This study investigates the influence of organisation culture (OC) and personal-job fit (PF) on employee engagement (EE) and its resultant impact on turnover intention (TI) in the lower and middle level employees of information technology (IT) sector. This study was undertaken due to the paucity of literature with respect to TI in the public domain, especially related to the IT sector from an emerging market perspective. The results indicate that OC and PF are positively associated with employee engagement (EE) but EE negatively affects TI. This research further demonstrated the mediating role of EE, such that the higher level of OC and higher PF led to high EE and subsequently, resulted in lower TI. The findings of this study offers practical insights to HR professionals' associated with the IT sector, to effectively design engagement and retention strategies. Additionally, it assists HR managers in the IT sector to design long-term strategies by acknowledging the vital role of EE and its key influence on TI.

Keywords: organisation culture; personal-job fit; employee engagement; turnover intention; IT sector; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2024.136498

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2024 Vol.27 No.2, pp.310 - 323

Received: 14 Sep 2021
Accepted: 10 Nov 2021

Published online: 05 Feb 2024 *

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