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Psychology of Retention

Theory, Research and Practice

  • Melinde Coetzee
  • Ingrid L. Potgieter
  • Nadia Ferreira
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Conceptual Lenses in Viewing the Psychology of Retention in the VUCA World of Work

  3. External Organisational Context: Emerging World of Work

  4. Internal Organisational Context

  5. Employee Characteristics

  6. Organisational–Individual Relationship: Psychological Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-285

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Retention Psychology of Retention Turnover Intention Psychological Contract Job Embeddedness Psychological Factors in Retention Talent Retention Strategies Multi-Generational Workforce and Retention Retention Barriers Remuneration Solutions for Retention Strategic Business Context and Retention

Editors and affiliations

  • Melinde Coetzee
    • 1
  • Ingrid L. Potgieter
    • 2
  • Nadia Ferreira
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Organisational PsychologyUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource ManagementUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Human Resource ManagementUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

About the editors

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.

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