Factors influencing staff turnover at Jertec Junior academy in Nairobi
Employee attrition and turnover is a fact of corporate life and part of the cost of doing business. When a business loses employees, it loses skills, experience and “corporate memory”. The magnitude and nature of these losses is a critical management issue, affecting productivity, profitability, and product and service quality. The main objective of the research was to determine the factors that influence staff turnover at Jertec Junior Academy. It is anticipated that the findings of the research will be used by Jertec Junior academy management to strengthen their retention strategy. The study adopted a census survey involving targeted respondents at Jertec Junior academy. The population comprised of all the staff of Jertec Junior academy. The findings of the study were that teachers would leave because of insufficient pay, working hours, too much overtime, amount of work, working conditions, problems with management, lack of career advancement and Terms of service. Furthermore indications were that the majority of the staff would leave because of Training and development, Contracts and Pay, Working Environment, Substandard Equipment and tools and Management. The above finding seem to agree with the statement that pay is not the only reason people leave although low pay levels are a disincentive to stay. This will have implications on the school strategy on staff retention.