This study aims to identify the relation between perceived learning opportunities, behavioral intentions to voluntarily stay or leave technology organizations and employee retention within these organizations.
This is a survey of 440 employees of a technology organization.
Learning opportunities perceived by managers and technicians presented significant positive correlations with the intention to stay and significant negative correlations with the intention to leave the organization. No relation was identified between perceived learning opportunities and manager retention. Among technicians, the correlation between perceived learning opportunities and retention was near zero.
If the organization wants to guarantee the intention of professionals to stay in the organization, the “perceived learning opportunities” indicator should have a similar level of importance as other objective indicators, such as performance and achievement.
To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study to identify relations between perceived learning opportunities and behavioral intention to stay and leave of professionals that work in technology organizations.
This study was developed with the support of the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) – Brazil (Process number 446551/2014-7) and of the Coordination of Improvement for Personnel with a Higher Education – Brazil (CAPES) – Finance Code 001.
Steil, A., de Cuffa, D., Iwaya, G. and Pacheco, R. (2020), "Perceived learning opportunities, behavioral intentions and employee retention in technology organizations", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 147-159. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-04-2019-0045Download as .RIS
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