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Organizational Tenure and the Perceived Importance of Retention Factors in Nursing Homes

Proenca, E. Jose; Shewchuk, Richard M.

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Abstract

Health care organizations can avoid substantial turnover costs through retention strategies geared to the varying needs of employees. The study on which this article is based examined retention needs of registered nurses in nursing homes and found that they varied by tenure. Low tenure nurses preferred learning opportunities and advancement potential while high tenure nurses favored work flexibility. Implications for retention policy in nursing homes are discussed.

Copyright © 1997 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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