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Psychology of Retention

Theory, Research and Practice

Editors: Coetzee, Melinde, Potgieter, Ingrid L., Ferreira, Nadia (Eds.)

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  • Explains new conceptual developments in talent retention research and the relevant theoretical frameworks
  • Provides an exploration of the psychosocial factors that influence individuals’ decisions to join, stay with and leave an organization
  • Explores how diverse workforce characteristics influence the attraction, development, management and retention of talent
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About this book

This book offers a contemporary review of talent retention from the viewpoint of human resource management and industrial/organisational psychology. With a practical and relevant perspective it enriches critical knowledge and insight in the psychology of talent retention. It offers interpretation of difficult factors facing organisations such as the conceptualisation of talent, the forecasting of talent demand and supply, external and internal factors that influence talent attraction, development and retention, the alignment between talent management and business strategy. Also covered is the implementation of human resource practices and strategies in response to the needs of different organisational contexts and workforce characteristics. The chapter contributions will not only enrich knowledge and insight in the complex phenomenon of talent retention, but also advance new original ways of thinking and researching this critically important area of inquiry. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers as an overview of the topic of talent retention, practitioners will also find it informative.

About the authors

Melinde Coetzee (DL itt et Phil) is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa. She has 14 years of experience in organisational development, skills development and HR management in the corporate environment and has been lecturing subjects such as Personnel, Career, Organisational and Managerial Psychology since 2000 at undergraduate, honours and masters levels. She also presents short learning programmes in skills development facilitation through Unisa’s Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Melinde is a professionally registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a master human resource practitioner with the South African Board for People Practice (SABPP). She is Chief Editor of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology and also the author, co-author and editor of a number of academic books. She has published in numerous accredited academic journals. She has also co-authored and contributed chapters to books nationally and internationally. She has presented numerous academic papers and posters at national and international conferences.  Ingrid Potgieter (DCom) is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at the Department of Human Resource Management at UNISA. She is a registered industrial psychologist at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) since 2009 and also a registered human resource practitioner and the South African board for people practices (SABPP). She is also an author and co-author of several published articles in local and international journals. In addition, she presented several papers at national and international conferences. Nadia Ferreira (DCom) is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at the Department of Human Resource Management at UNISA. She is a registered human resource practitioner with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). She is also an author and co-author of several published articles in local and international journals. In addition, she presented several papers at national and international conferences.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • A Job Demands—Resources Framework for Explaining Turnover Intentions

    Pages 5-33

    (Gert) Roodt, Gerhard

  • The Flow@Work Model as a Talent Retention Framework for the Knowledge Economy

    Pages 35-52

    Veldsman, Dieter

  • Digital Employee Experience Engagement Paradox: Futureproofing Retention Practice

    Pages 55-73

    Ludike, John

  • The Relevance of the Employee Value Proposition for Retention in the VUCA World of Work

    Pages 75-89

    Veldsman, Dieter (et al.)

  • Job Embeddedness Theory as a Tool for Improving Employee Retention

    Pages 95-117

    Holtom, Brooks C. (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98920-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98919-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07547-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology of Retention
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research and Practice
Editors
  • Melinde Coetzee
  • Ingrid L. Potgieter
  • Nadia Ferreira
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98920-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98920-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98919-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07547-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 440
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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