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When and who leaves matters: emerging results from an empirical study of employee turnover
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. (CERIS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0311-1502
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden.
Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM, 2018, Oulu, Finland, IEEE Computer Society, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Employee turnover in GSD is an extremely important issue, especially in Western companies offshoring to emerging nations. 

Aims: In this case study we investigated an offshore vendor company and in particular whether the employees’ retention is related with their experience. Moreover, we studied whether we can identify a threshold associated with the employees’ tendency to leave the particular company. 

Method: We used a case study, applied and presented descriptive statistics, contingency tables, results from Chi-Square test of association and post hoc tests. 

Results: The emerging results showed that employee retention and company experience are associated. In particular, almost 90% of the employees are leaving the company within the first year, where the percentage within the second year is 50-50%. Thus, there is an indication that the 2 years’ time is the retention threshold for the investigated offshore vendor company. 

Conclusions: The results are preliminary and lead us to the need for building a prediction model which should include more inherent characteristics of the projects to aid the companies avoiding massive turnover waves.

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IEEE Computer Society, 2018.
Series
International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ISSN 1949-3770, E-ISSN 1938-6451
Keywords [en]
Software Engineering, GSD, Turnover, Project management
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Software Engineering Information Systems
Research subject
Informatics; Information technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72563DOI: 10.1145/3239235.3267431Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85061513487ISBN: 978-1-4503-5823-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72563DiVA, id: diva2:1289920
Conference
12th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2018), Oulu, Finland, October 11-12, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-19 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved

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