Examining Turnover Issue in the Construction Companies of Oman: Employees’ Perspective
Humanities & Social Science Reviews, eISSN: 2395-7654, Vol 6, No 2, 2018, pp 52-63 DOI/10.18510/hssr.2018.627
12 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 4, 2018
Purpose: The objectives of the study were to analyze the Work Environment of Construction Companies leading to turnover; to critically investigate the company culture, salary and the benefit factors, and the company policy & the related components causing a turnover problem in the Construction Companies of Oman.
Design/methodology/approach: The data was collected from 217 employees who were actively involved in the construction work of the companies from the Government Sector, Oil Sector, and Housing Sector and were selected on a random sampling basis.
Findings: The results of the study reveal that the employees prefer environment wherein they need the freedom to work, speak and act. The study also reveals that the company policies should be clear and proper guidance should be given by HR department on job progression and training. It is also revealed that the Salary and after service benefits should be attractive along with better service compensation.
Research limitations/Implications: The study implies that the employees should be given a free environment, Attractive Salary and better service benefits.The present study covers the population from the selected largest construction companies of Oman, and a wide range of study will give us a clearer picture.
Social implications: The study suggests the management should act wisely in handling the workers employed below them as the human resources can do a lot for their organizations. Further, the company policies should be crystal clear, and employee benefits and perquisites should be made at par with that of the niche market.
Originality/Value: Only a very few have examined the causes for the turnover issue in the construction companies of Oman, and it is a first-hand study of its kind, and the results will be useful to the stakeholders.
Keywords: Employee Turnover, Construction Companies, Organization Commitment, Employee Retention, Working Environment, Company Culture, Company Policies, and Workman Benefit
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