Implementation of personnel retention strategies: A focus on a case study of Cor Jesu College, Philippines
Author(s): Crispin Kukano, Patrick Mafora, Dr. William Phiri
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the factors that influence retention of personnel at Cor Jesu College in the Philippines and establish guidelines for effective staff retention. The objectives of the study were to determine personnel retention strategies used by Cor Jesu College management; establish factors that influence staff to remain employed at Cor Jesu College and ascertain potential barriers to the retention of staff at Cor Jesu College. A qualitative research design involving descriptive sample survey method to collect data by means of self- administered semi-structured questionnaire was adopted. The sample consisted of 70 Cor Jesu personnel. The data were analyzed using thematic and content which were used for interpreting the findings of the study. Results showed that teachers were not satisfied with their job and that their retention was affected by several aspects of their work. Working conditions emerged as the major source of dissatisfaction while interpersonal relations were a principal retention factor. The study recommended that management of the college should involve educators in policy formulation, improve the working conditions for educators, provide incentives for educators, facilitate staff development programmes, appraise teacher performance and improve management style.