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Factors influencing the retention of international IT talent: An empirical investigation in Singapore

Osman-Gani, AAhad M. and Paik, Yongsun (2016) Factors influencing the retention of international IT talent: An empirical investigation in Singapore. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 16 (1-2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1465-6612

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Abstract

In today's global war for corporate business talent, organisations have emphasised attraction methods. But retention of talent - particularly in the competitive IT sector - has not received much attention. The high turnover of talent is increasingly becoming a challenging issue for organisational management, especially for HR professionals. In this regard HRD strategies can play significant roles in helping organisations to win the talent war. Research in this area is scarce. This paper presents the results of an empirical study on the identification of major factors contributing to the retention of international IT talent in Singapore, one of the most vibrant economies of Asia where attraction and retention of IT talent has been an issue of high priority. Among the top five factors, opportunities for training and skills development and career development issues were identified. Implications of the findings are discussed for organisational policy decisions and for future research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6160/56442
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career development; HRD/training; IT training and skills development; Singapore; Talent retention
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Professor AAhad Osman-Gani
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 15:35
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 10:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56442

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