Title: Expectations of professional graduates from organisations: a diagnostic study

Authors: Prince Augustin; R.P. Mohanty

Addresses: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., Mahindra Towers, Dr. G.M. Bhosale Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 400018, India ' Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar – 751030, India

Abstract: Many studies have been performed previously to investigate different theories of employee attrition/turnover, motivation and, more specifically, how to attract, motivate, develop, and retain professionals. But, there are no such studies available to provide critical insights to Indian organisations. This paper is a diagnostic study in Indian context through a questionnaire survey administered on engineering and management new graduates. The objective is to get critical insights about their expectations from their employers in the short and long term. Human resource managers need to understand the various ways in which recruitment, career planning, development and retention policy decisions affect career of professionals. The more this knowledge is acquired, analysed and applied in real life, the more the company will derive from its investment in human capital.

Keywords: employee attrition; employee retention; employee motivation; job satisfaction; engineering professionals; human resource management; HRM; India; employee expectations; recruitment; career planning; human capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2013.055554

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2013 Vol.12 No.2, pp.226 - 245

Published online: 31 Mar 2014 *

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