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Retention, turnover and return - a longitudinal study of allied health professionals in Britain
journal contributionposted on 2014-06-16, 12:34 authored by John Loan-Clarke, John ArnoldJohn Arnold, Crispin CoombsCrispin Coombs, Ruth Hartley, Sara Bosley
Problems of retention and turnover of allied health professionals are under-researched. A longitudinal (two-year) study of four allied health professions (AHPs) in the British health-care system sampled from three categories – stayers, leavers and returners. Qualitative data identified respondents' (n = 1925) own reasons for staying within the National Health Service (NHS), leaving it or returning to it. Data at the second stage of the study (n = 719) additionally identified reasons for staying in non-NHS employment. Responses show key differences among stayers, leavers and returners for their employment choice decisions. Differences between AHPs in the NHS and those working outside it are also identified. Longitudinal data revealed the influence of the changing employment context on employment choice decisions. Findings are related to the policy context and relevant theoretical literature. Recommendations for future research, particularly focusing on stayers so as to enhance retention strategies, are made.
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Published inHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Pages391 - 406 (16)
CitationLOAN-CLARKE, J. ... et al, 2010. Retention, turnover and return - a longitudinal study of allied health professionals in Britain. Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (4), pp. 391 - 406.
Publisher© Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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