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An Exploration of the Influence of Migrant job embeddedness on Turnover Intentions: The Case of Ireland

Vargas Carrillo, Pamela Andrea (2022) An Exploration of the Influence of Migrant job embeddedness on Turnover Intentions: The Case of Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The cost associated with an employee's decision to leave his or her job has managerial positions and human resources departments focused on turnover intention. In addition to monetary costs, there is also the cost of losing valuable talents and contributions to the organization. It is essential for human resources departments to identify the causes of their employees' high turnover intentions and improve those aspects in order to retain them. Job embeddedness refers to the concept that employees are less likely to leave their jobs when they are more integrated into their organizations and communities. This study aims to examine the impact of these aspects of job embeddedness on the intention to leave among migrant workers in Ireland. Using a qualitative approach and semi-structured interviews, the findings of this study indicate that migrant workers consider the aspect of Fit Organization or on-the-job to be the most influential on their turnover intentions. This finding is consistent with the literature, as the participants also expressed low embeddedness on this aspect. With this knowledge, it is possible to consider practical measures to enhance this area and retain migrant laborers. Some of the developed implications point to the development of a strong and distinct career path and strategies to enhance the utilization of skills and talents by employees. Furthermore, this research paves the way for further research into job embeddedness within Ireland and into different worker groups, including migrant workers, because it is acknowledged that the migrant labour force is growing in the country. For a clearer understanding of the issues, this research has uncovered specific facets that need further investigation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Immigrant Communities
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Staff Turnover
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 11:08
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 11:08

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