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Keep them on-board! How organizations can develop employee embeddedness to increase employee retention

Qing Kathy Ma (Division of International Business and Technology Studies, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA)
Milton Mayfield (Division of International Business and Technology Studies, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA)
Jacqueline Mayfield (Division of International Business and Technology Studies, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 22 August 2018

Issue publication date: 18 September 2018

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine how companies can increase employee retention through job embeddedness.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors adopted a job embeddedness perspective to explain how different components of job embeddedness-fit, links, and sacrifice can contribute to employee retention.

Findings

The authors developed a practical model of employee retention by building job embeddedness into employee recruitment, selection, training, and development processes and provided a variety of easy-to-implement organizational practices.

Originality/value

This paper introduced job embeddedness as a new way to increase employee retention and developed a practical model for managers to develop HR practices for retaining their top talent.

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Citation

Ma, Q.K., Mayfield, M. and Mayfield, J. (2018), "Keep them on-board! How organizations can develop employee embeddedness to increase employee retention", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 5-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-11-2017-0094

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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