Dr. David Allen publishes a new book
For release: October 1, 2012
Dr. David Allen, Distinguished Professor of Management has published a new book entitled,
“Managing Employee Turnover: Dispelling Myths and Fostering Evidence-Based Retention
Strategies.” The book is based on award-winning research and published by Business
Employee turnover can be expensive, disruptive, and damaging to organizational success.
Despite the importance of successfully managing turnover, many retention management
efforts are based on misleading or incomplete data, generic best practices that don't
translate, or managerial gut instinct at odds with research evidence. This book culminates
volumes of academic research on employee turnover into a practical guide to managing
retention. Turnover fictions are dispelled and replaced by research-based facts. Keys
to diagnosing and managing employee turnover are presented such that readers can effectively
manage employee retention today. These ideas are invaluable to audiences from CEOs
who care about the impact of turnover on the organization's bottom line, to the managers
who suffer the most when their best talent leaves; from human resource professionals
whose career success may depend on effectively managing turnover, to students mastering
new knowledge and skill sets.
Dr. Allen has been studying turnover and retention for more than a decade and has
published numerous turnover studies in top Management and Psychology journals such
as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management Review. He has also translated this scholarly research into managerial and practitioner
friendly guides for the SHRM Foundation and for the Academy of Management Perspectives. The book is co-authored with Dr. Phil Bryant, an Assistant Professor at Columbus
State University and graduate of the Management doctoral program.