Working conditions, communication is the key

This week we will discuss the influence of the working conditions component on staff turnover. Do the working conditions play a clear role? And if so, what influenced the overall experience of the departing employee?

Working conditions

The circumstances play a clear role in the perception of the career of the outgoing employee.

Definition

Working conditions refer to the physical and psychological conditions under which work is done. These include climatic conditions, safety, noise or lighting.

Results

Om te beginnen, de omstandigheden (factor) spelen een duidelijke rol (p = < .05) in de algehele perceptie van de loopbaan van de vertrekkende medewerker. De omstandigheden die invloed uit oefenen op de beleving van deze medewerker zijn met name gebaseerd op het gevoel van Attention to the circumstances within the organisation. For example, if the management clearly demonstrates that they recognise the importance of a healthy working environment, this will have a positive impact on the staff turnover.

Based on this fact, we see that the (tangible) conditions, including climate control or ergonomics, do not influence the overall experience. The working conditions influence, as a merged concept (all variables), the experience of the outgoing employee does.

Communication is essential in optimising conditions and certainly in preventing unwanted staff turnover.

Voluntary vs. Forced personnel turnover

Employees who are forced to leave the organisation are clearly more critical of the conditions than those who leave voluntarily. Ergonomics The other (tangible) elements of working conditions are assessed more critically but do not appear to have any influence. The other (tangible) components of working conditions are assessed more critically but do not appear to have any influence.

When we go to voluntary staff turnover We can see that they are a lot milder. The qualitative data also show that they generally realise that some wishes cannot be realised. Obviously, they are aware that in some cases an investment is not feasible or effective.

Attention in the form of communication appears to be more important than the tangible components of working conditions themselves. Communication is therefore essential in optimising conditions and certainly in preventing undesirable effects. staff turnover. HR may be of added value here by encouraging communication and feedback on improvements in the workplace.

30 April 2014

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