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Challenges in Retaining and Attracting Employees to the City of Västerås
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Employee retention is one of the biggest challenges for Human Resources Management nowadays. Change itself has become a daily routine in organizations. In this master thesis I investigate employers’ and employees’ perceptions on their employment relationship, through the lens of the psychological contract, looking closely to the role of family-friendly practices on offering work-life balance, thus retaining and attracting employees. This qualitative case study of the City of Västerås has shown that managers are aware of most problems affecting retention related by employees, and the organization strives to be family-friendly. However, further attention should be given to avoid psychological contract breach, through exit interviews among other measures. Social care and schools should be provided resources to increase salaries and offer a better work atmosphere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
employee retention, employee attraction, psychological contract, family-friendly practices, work-life balance, human resources
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Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17502OAI: diva2:581015
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Work Life Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2012-12-28 Last updated: 2013-01-09Bibliographically approved

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