Factors influencing employee turnover in NGO managed community development projects in Bomet county
Efficient and effective project implementation is very key for community development projects managed by NGOs. However, this depends on several factors and employee turnover is one of the factors considered to be an impediment for efficient and effective implementation of the projects managed by NGOs. The purpose of this research is therefore, to find factors influencing employees’ turn over in community development projects managed by NGOs in Bomet County. It will therefore, be guided by the following research objectives; to examine the prevalence of staff-turnover in selected community development projects managed by NGOs in Bomet County; to investigate the influence of remuneration on staff-turnover in selected community development projects managed by NGOs in Bomet County; to find out the effect of job satisfaction on staff-turnover in selected community development projects managed by NGOs in Bomet County and to find out the effects of general work environment on staff-turnover in selected community development projects managed by NGOs in Bomet County. The study will adopt mixed methods research design 278 NGO employees and 10 project managers will be selected as respondents for the study. Questionnaires will be used to collect quantitative data from the employees, while in-depth schedules will be sued to obtain qualitative data from the project managers. Data from questionnaires will be analyzed by both descriptive and inferential statistic with the help of SPSS and inferential statistics such as Pearson correlation coefficient will be used to compute the data, while qualitative data will be analyzed thematically through content analysis technique. Understanding the problem of employee turnover and putting in place effective and efficient mitigating factors in place would benefit the NGOs in coming up with employee retention strategies for effective and efficient project implementation. Also, the study is significant in the sense that it would be a source of information for NGO project management to check employee turnover in organizations so as to improve on their efficiency and effectiveness.