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Title: An investigation into the attraction and retention of staff at Kumasi Polytechnic
Authors: Amofa, William
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2012
Abstract: Employee retention is one of the challenges facing many educational institutions, especially polytechnics in Ghana today. For many institutions, strategic staffing has become a concern because the ability to hold on to highly talented core employees can be crucial to future survival. This study examined how attractive Kumasi Polytechnic is in terms of attracting qualified and experienced staff into the institution and the strategies that may influence their stay. The research adopts descriptive approach and utilizes interview guide and questionnaire as the tools for collecting the necessary primary data. The data was synthesized and analyzed using SPSS. The Information gathered from Kumasi Polytechnic’s Personnel Section showed that over the decade 2001 – 2011, the Polytechnic attracted 836 of both junior and senior staff members and lost 230 of them to other sectors of the economy. A simple descriptive survey was carried out using the combination of the census and sample survey research designs on a population comprising serving senior members and staff as well as interviewing some of the staff who had resigned from the service of the Polytechnic since 2005. From the study, it was found, among others, that, opportunities for promotion after acquiring higher qualification and prospects for accelerated promotion were major factors affecting retention of staff at the Polytechnic. The study revealed factors such as better condition of service, opportunity for further studies, job security and quest to find a job as major attraction factors of staff to K-POLY. Therefore it can be summed up that improvement in the opportunities for career development and in compensation package, as well as the prospects for promotion and the institution of welfare schemes for staff are likely to enhance the attraction and retention of senior members and staff at the Polytechnic.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Graduate School of Business KNUST, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree in Masters of Business Administration (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT), 2012.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7756
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