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Title: Improving retention strategies for IT professionals working in the public sector
Authors: Coombs, Crispin
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V
Citation: COOMBS, C., 2009. Improving retention strategies for IT professionals working in the public sector. Information & Management, 46 (4), pp. 233-240
Abstract: Despite much research interest, effective retention of IT professionals has proved difficult for many public sector organizations. By concentrating on intention to leave, researchers may not have provided a clear way to formulate effective retention strategies. Consequently, we used intention to stay as an alternative lens to identify factors that can reduce turnover of IT professionals. Our findings indicated that attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and identification with the organization all had a statistically significant relationship with intention to stay; attitude was the strongest. It was concluded that existing retention strategies needed to be refocused on the issues that make IT staff stay; a number of practical recommendations for IT managers are presented
Description: This article was published in the journal, Information & Management [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/im
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.im.2009.02.004
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4605
ISSN: 0378-7206
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