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Title: Retention, turnover and return - a longitudinal study of allied health professionals in Britain
Authors: Loan-Clarke, John
Arnold, John
Coombs, Crispin
Hartley, Ruth
Bosley, Sara
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Citation: LOAN-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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2010.00140.x
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14882
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2010.00140.x
ISSN: 0954-5395
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