Impact of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices on Employee Retention

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https://doi.org/10.3126/batuk.v10i1.62298

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strategic human resource management, recruitment and selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, career management

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the impact of strategic human resource management (SHRM) practices on employee retention. This study employed a quantitative research approach. Senior-level people including CEOs, DCEOs, general managers, operation in-charges, HR managers, and branch managers of six commercial banks and six insurance companies were requested to respond to a series of questionnaires to collect data. 240 questionnaires were distributed; 167 questionnaires (69.58%) were returned and used for analysis. The results suggest that the banks and insurance companies in Nepal might retain their workforces in part by implementing SHRM practices. Out of five indicators of SHRM practices only three indicators such as recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, and career management practices have a significant and positive impact on employee retention, whereas two indicators such as training and performance appraisal practices have a negative impact on employee retention. In fact, employee retention is the main problem that Nepalese commercial banks and insurance are facing. This is due to high employee turnover. Therefore, they need to focus on employee retention through the effective application of SHRM practices. They also need to create a cohesive set of employment policies to attract and retain skilled employees.

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Prakash Shrestha, Tribhuvan University

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Published

2024-01-29

How to Cite

Shrestha, P., & Prajapati, M. (2024). Impact of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices on Employee Retention. The Batuk, 10(1), 55–71. https://doi.org/10.3126/batuk.v10i1.62298

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Part I: Management Science