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Turnover & Retention among Nurses employed by the Health Service Executive

Cullen, Marian (2012) Turnover & Retention among Nurses employed by the Health Service Executive. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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In 2008, the global financial crisis started to show its effects and Ireland declined into recession. Growth fell, unemployment rose, the highly inflated property market collapsed and mass emigration began.

It certainly is not breaking news that the health sector is plagued by a critical shortage of nurses. The need for first-class recruitment and retention strategies will not disappear when this current shortages crisis subsides. Management will always need to actively recruit and retain nurses in order for hospitals and health care professions to survive and thrive.

In an attempt to investigate turnover and retention of nurses employed by the HSE, research was carried out in the form of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, to understand the factors that affect turnover and retention.

Data obtained from questionnaires and the responses from interviews were used in conjunction with the literature available to understand the factors that are important when making a decision to stay or leave an employment. The relationship the organisation had with its patients was the most influential factor while the public reputation of the organisation was the least influential.

The author of this study then used the information gathered to provide recommendations on developing a retention strategy to curb employee turnover.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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 > Issues of Labour and Work > Staff Turnover
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 18 May 2013 09:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2013 09:49

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