The development and implementation of retention strategy in the department of Health North West province
Mosepidi, Tsholofelo Hope
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This study highlights the importance of retaining employees and indicates how strategies can effectively, efficiently and economically affect the Department of Health. Employees are looking for an opportunity to learn on the job, learn from the more experienced. in good working conditions, rewarded accordingly financially or otherwise and if that opportunity is not there they may look for better opportunities. Areas examined include strategies and theories that have historically been identified and used to retain personnel as well as current data pertaining to employee retention and indicators that show whether the organisation has a strong retention strategy in place. The research method was quantitative and the general design of the study is analytical, as the researcher analysed the data collected from the respondents. The tool used in the collection of data. was a questionnaire. The population that was targeted was from the Department of Health. Forty respondents participated in this study. The study revealed that there are currently used strategies for retention but they are not effective enough. there are areas that need management attention such as remuneration and lack of resources. The study results shows that all the respondents do not have the right tools to do their job, furthermore half of them are not financially rewarded in accordance with their contribution and performance.