Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Essay

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RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Chew, Y. T. (2005). Achieving Organisational Prosperity through Employee Motivation and Retention: A Comparative Study of Strategic HRM Practices in Malaysian Institutions, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 13(2), 87-104.

Achieving Organisational Prosperity through Employee Motivation and Retention: A Comparative Study of Strategic HRM Practices in Malaysian Institutions Yin Teng Chew

ABSTRACT
A growing concern among companies operating in the Malaysian labour market with high job mobility is how to maintain a workforce

capable of fulfilling corporate exigencies. This study compares and contrasts how strategic human resource management activities from
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Past work found fair management of the reward distribution and procedures in an organisation would foster employees’ intention to display OCB (Organ & Konovsky 1989), and further enhance the employees’ intention to stay with the current firm (Carsten & Spector 1987).
The issues of staff retention and job motivation have continued to plague organisations in Malaysia.
Annual surveys by Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF 2004, 2005) report that the annual labour turnover rates for 2003 and 2004 were high, approximately 17 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.
Another survey (Lim 2001) reports that Malaysian respondents are only willing to stay with their current organisations for less than three years. Considering the need for HRM to address low organisational linkages to motivate staff and retain them, and that multinational corporations (MNCs ) tend to introduce different home country practices to efficiently manage and control local operations, this study compares and contrasts how the strategic HRM activities from different country origins are implemented in
Malaysian companies to motivate and retain talented cadres. This study also discusses the application aspects of well integrated HRM practices.
There is a body of academic research that examines the HRM activities to achieve

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