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The Effects of Organisational Culture on Employee Retention in SMEs in Ireland

Roe, Melanie (2020) The Effects of Organisational Culture on Employee Retention in SMEs in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research project seeks to examine what effect organisational culture can have on the retention of employees within an organisation. The study proposed to investigate “SME’s in Ireland that comprise of 99.8% of the total number of enterprises in Ireland in 2015” (CSO, 2015) and understand how organisational culture effects employee retention. Previous research has predominantly been on large corporate organisations. This research will be extended to include SME’s in Ireland.

Organisations are now realising that retention is a key strategy for organisations against the race for talent. The focus of the study is to gather current research on SMEs in Ireland.

The research project will include a comprehensive review of past literature on this topic. A critical analysis on the academic researchers’ opinions of past studies. The research will explore key areas that contribute to organisational culture and retention.

This study uses a qualitative approach as primary research. Four semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants from the different organisation. The particaipants will retain anonymity and all information will be treated as confidential.

One of the main findings of this study is employees are now viewing organisational culture as a key contributor to organisational success. Employees are valuing how as individuals they can contribute to the mission and vision and success of the organisations.

The limitations of the study were taken into considered while also providing recommendations based on the findings for both the organisation and future research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 17:02
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 17:02
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4635

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