Employee Stress and How Stress Relates to Retention Nancy Dowdle HRD 880 Dr. S. Bronack Various Sectors April 27,2009
Employee Stress and Organization Retention <ul><li>Employee stress is a fairly well-studied subject, as is employee retent...
Articles from the journal  Research and Practice in Human Resource Management <ul><li>The articles I used for my research ...
Bias and Limitation of Articles <ul><li>Some of the articles I found analyze very specific industries such as nursing or s...
Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>An employee’s reaction to stress can be a determining factor in retenti...
Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>There are several indicators that an employee may be looking to leave a...
Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>Downsizing and outsourcing became very popular in the 90’s and were see...
Information Gathered from Journal Artciles <ul><li>Organizational change can cause stress for employees </li></ul><ul><li>...
Hypotheses Developed from Articles <ul><li>There is a negative relationship between employee stress and employee retention...
Anticipated Findings from Proposed Research <ul><li>I would expect after performing a study to test these hypotheses that ...
THE END <ul><li>For questions contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Dowdle </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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  • Enjoyed it very much. How much do you think stress at home factors into stress in the workplace? Can the 2 be separated for research purposes?
    Great job!

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  • great joby nancy, i couldn't hear it, but i enjoyed reading the PowerPoint, very interesting information. i completely identify with STRESS as a reason for leaving!!!
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  • This was really interesting - similar to my topic of Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Retention - great info!
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  • Great job Nancy. i wish I would have been able to hear it a little better but m laptop speakers are really shot.
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  • Sorry Nancy, that first comment was from me... forgot i wasnt signed in! :)
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Employee Stress And How Stress Relates To Retention

  1. 1. Employee Stress and How Stress Relates to Retention Nancy Dowdle HRD 880 Dr. S. Bronack Various Sectors April 27,2009
  2. 2. Employee Stress and Organization Retention <ul><li>Employee stress is a fairly well-studied subject, as is employee retention techniques </li></ul><ul><li>However, the effects of employee stress on retention is not understood well and mandates more research. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Articles from the journal Research and Practice in Human Resource Management <ul><li>The articles I used for my research all came from the Research and Practice in Human Resource Management journal, a peer-reviewed human resources journal </li></ul><ul><li>I found articles that related to employee stress, employee retention, and organizational changes </li></ul><ul><li>These articles best served the purpose of gathering what information I could on employee stress and retention </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bias and Limitation of Articles <ul><li>Some of the articles I found analyze very specific industries such as nursing or software development, so those results may not translate well across other industries </li></ul><ul><li>Other articles analyzed sectors in countries other than the United States, so those results may not translate well to domestic organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The journal articles focus on stress, organizational change, and employee turnover. None directly address my hypotheses regarding stress and employee retention </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>An employee’s reaction to stress can be a determining factor in retention and satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Employee stress can cost companies money due to unproductive employees, employee illness, and turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Employees who are not stressed exhibit positive organizational behaviors such as voluntarily helping co-workers, training, and devoting more time to special projects outside of typical work hours </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>There are several indicators that an employee may be looking to leave a company such as increased tardiness and absences from work </li></ul><ul><li>These behaviors may or may not be related to stress, as it is not well studied </li></ul><ul><li>Factors other than stress can cause an employee to leave a company. These factors include age, tenure, education level, and ability to perform </li></ul>
  7. 7. Information Gathered from Journal Articles <ul><li>Downsizing and outsourcing became very popular in the 90’s and were seen as great ways to cut costs and remain competitive in the global market </li></ul><ul><li>However, downsizing and outsourcing can have very negative effects on the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Employees that are left behind after downsizing tend to be less productive, more worried about the safety of their jobs, and more resistant to change. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Information Gathered from Journal Artciles <ul><li>Organizational change can cause stress for employees </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in an organization should be carefully and deliberately planned </li></ul><ul><li>Changes should also be communicated to employees very thoroughly before the changes take place as well as during the changes to ensure employees are comfortable </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hypotheses Developed from Articles <ul><li>There is a negative relationship between employee stress and employee retention in an organization. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a positive relationship between employee stress and organizational change </li></ul><ul><li>There is a negative relationship between employee stress and actions of human resources and/or management in an organization </li></ul>
  10. 10. Anticipated Findings from Proposed Research <ul><li>I would expect after performing a study to test these hypotheses that you would find that the higher the levels of stress are in an organization, the lower the retention rate would be for employees </li></ul><ul><li>I also posit that you would find that higher levels of stress occur when there is organizational change </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, I would expect you to find that stress increases in employees when there is a lack of management and/or HR involvement in an organization </li></ul>
  11. 11. THE END <ul><li>For questions contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Dowdle </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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