The effect of a total rewards strategy on school teachers’ retention

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

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Title The effect of a total rewards strategy on school teachers’ retention
Creator Makhuzeni, Boitomelo Barkhuizen, E. Nicolene
Subject Human Resource Management benefits, career development, performance management and recognition, remuneration, work-life balance
Description Orientation: South African schools are facing significant challenges to retain a talented pool of school teachers. A total rewards strategy could assist schools to reduce teacher turnover.Research purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a total rewards strategy on the turnover intentions of school teachers in the North-West province.Motivation: The under supply of quality teachers has negative consequences for both school pupils and the larger community.Research approach, design and method: A qualitative research approach was followed using semi-structured interviews to gather data from teachers in the North-West province (N = 6).Main findings: The findings showed that performance management, career development and compensations of teachers were poorly applied in schools. Teachers strongly considered leaving the teaching profession as a result of poor rewards. The participants were fairly satisfied with their work benefits and work-life balance.Practical/managerial implications: School management should implement reward practices and policies that will attract and enhance retention of school teachers.Contribution: This research highlighted the problematic areas in the reward systems for school teachers and the subsequent impact thereof on their turnover intentions.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor None
Date 2015-11-05
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quality Research
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v13i1.699
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 13, No 1 (2015); 10 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Boitomelo Makhuzeni, E. Nicolene Barkhuizen