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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Retention of Top Talent in the 2 1 st Century

Thompson, Patti (2010) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Retention of Top Talent in the 2 1 st Century. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Many organisations grapple with labour turnover as the costs associated with turnover can
be high, specifically where organisations are faced with a loss of skills and knowledge the
consequent reduction in productivity as well as the costs of replacing leavers. At the same time,
some level of turnover is desirable to make room for new employees with different innovative
ideas and perspectives that bring fresh approaches to the business. The objective of the research
is to identify, what are the retention drivers top talent chooses to stay with or to leave their
As the 21'' Century unfolds, major changes are starting to take place in organisations, such
as a growing awareness of the challenges around workforce demographics, the globalisation of
workforce strategies and a contest for talent. These major challenges and the suggestion that
there is a potential gap in research in relation to retention processes are linked. These challenges
will inevitably impact on an organisations workforce and human resource strategies and
processes as we move further into the 21St Century.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Careers
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Timothy Lawless
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 09:52

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