Factors Affecting Employee Turnover Intentions: Empirical Evidence from Textile Sector of Pakistan

By Mahmood A. Bodla and Abdul Hameed.

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Employee turnover has substantial cost as it is a loss of social capital. The paper examines one of the major human resource issues i.e. employee turnover intentions in to two dimensions: controllable and uncontrollable factors. Controllable factors are the organizational factors and uncontrollable factors are the environmental factors. Five variables are used for the measurement of controllable factors which include satisfaction with pay, satisfaction with working conditions, satisfaction with supervision, organizational commitment, and Job stress. Job hopping and perceived alternative employment opportunities are the two variables used for measurement of uncontrollable factors. The data is collected from 252 first line managers and supervisors of textile sector of Pakistan for ascertaining the reasons of employee turnover intentions. The statistical tools employed to analyze the data are correlation and regression analyses. In the end, paper suggests guidelines for the Human Resource Managers and Researchers.

Keywords: Employee Turnover Intentions, Controllable and Uncontrollable Factors

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp.53-64. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.247MB).

Dr. Mahmood A. Bodla

Chairman, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Dr. Mahmood A. Bodla has a doctorate degree in Econometrics, HRM from Wayne State University, USA. He is Director, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal Campus, Pakistan. He has also remain chairman of department in Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan and University of Lahore. He has got an extensive teaching an research experience in various prestigeous institutes like National University of Science and Technology and Pak American Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore. He has 43 conference papers, case studies and research publications in the areas of econometrics, human resource management and change management. He has also got a considerable experience in consultancy.

Abdul Hameed

Lecturer, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abdul Hameed is a lecturer in Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has presented two research papers in International conferences and has one research publication. His area of Interest is Management and Accounting related subjects as a teaching and research. Recently he is doing research in the area of Human Resource Management related to employee issues such as employee turnover intentions etc.

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