It's very different here: practice-based academic staff induction and retention

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Author: King, Virginia; Roed, Jannie; Wilson, Louise


The sociologist, Max Weber (1864-1920), suggested that few could withstand the frustrations of academic life. As the strategic management of human resources begins to differentiate higher education institutions (HEIs) in league tables, the costs of voluntary staff turnover (attrition) become more significant. In this paper, we consider links between induction (orientation) and retention for academic staff. We report on a qualitative study of thirty academic staff in five United Kingdom HEIs who were recruited on the basis of their professional experience. Their practice-based knowledge...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Career development; Outcomes

Keywords: Academic staff; Work environment; Working conditions; Workplace; Workplace education and training; Recruitment; Case study; University

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2018

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 5

Journal date: October 2018

Pages: pp. 470-484

ISSN: 1360-080X, 1469-9508 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 134.769

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