Retention of engineering and technical professionals in a state public transport organisation

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Rose, Dennis M. and Gordon, Raymond. 2007. "Retention of engineering and technical professionals in a state public transport organisation." Chapman, Ross (ed.) 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2007). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2007 Melbourne, Australia.
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Retention of engineering and technical professionals in a state public transport organisation

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsRose, Dennis M. (Author) and Gordon, Raymond (Author)
EditorsChapman, Ross
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference ( ANZAM 2007)
Year2007
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN1863081402
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.promaco.com.au/2007/anzam/
Conference/Event21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2007)
Event Details
21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2007)
Parent
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
04 to end of 07 Dec 2007
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

High levels of infrastructure requirements in Australasia have placed considerable pressure on organisations to attract and retain engineering and technical professionals. This study reports on the efforts of a state public transport organisation to analyse their human capital risk and gather data to inform the development of retention strategies for its engineering and professional staff, including project managers. A survey of 1212 engineering and technical professional staff revealed that a multi-faceted approach to retention strategies, that differentiates the needs of new graduates, experienced staff and ‘baby boomers’, is required. Survey respondents (N=679) identified a range of incentives, including training and development, enhanced career opportunities, recognition for good work, appropriate remuneration and good leadership.

Keywordsretention, labour shortage
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350503. Human resources management
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