Effects of succession planning programs on staff retention

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Eshiteti, Stephen Nyikuli, Okaka, Ochieng, Maragia, Samuel N., Odera, Odhiambo and Akerele, Emmanuel Kayode. 2013. "Effects of succession planning programs on staff retention ." Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 4 (6), pp. 157-162. https://doi.org/10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p157
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Effects of succession planning programs on staff retention

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AuthorsEshiteti, Stephen Nyikuli (Author), Okaka, Ochieng (Author), Maragia, Samuel N. (Author), Odera, Odhiambo (Author) and Akerele, Emmanuel Kayode (Author)
Journal TitleMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Journal Citation4 (6), pp. 157-162
Number of Pages6
Year2013
Place of PublicationRome, Italy
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p157
Web Address (URL)http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/294/310
Abstract

Learning about factors that affect staff retention and ways of improving it,can help firms avoid the inconvenience of high attrition. Thus, the purpose of this study was to establish the effects of succession planning programs on staff retention in the sugar companies of Western Province, Kenya. Management staff members were purposively selected, stratified and simple randomly sampled. Data collection was done by use of questionnaires. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were employed to analyze the data. Findings of the study indicate that more employees had high job satisfaction because of going through the succession planning process with the hope of being next in line of management. This had a positive effect on the retention of staff in the sugar firms under study.

Keywordsjob satisfaction; staff retention; succession planning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350711. Organisational planning and management
350503. Human resources management
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Science and Technology, Kenya
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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