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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)


Information Systems and Technology


Beverly Muhammad


Voluntary employee turnover has several adverse consequences for call center managers, including lowered productivity and decreased profitability. The purpose of this descriptive multiple case study was to explore strategies used to reduced voluntary employee turnover among 2 call center managers in the southern United States. These managers had been recommended by the human resource directors of the organizations because of their implementation of strategies to reduce voluntary employee turnover. The conceptual framework for this study was Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory. Data were collected from semistructured face-to-face interviews and employee handbooks. The data analysis consisted of compiling the data, disassembling the data into common codes, reassembling the data into themes, interpreting the meaning, and reporting the themes. The use of member checking and methodological triangulation increased the trustworthiness of the study. Themes that emerged were job satisfaction, employee compensation, opportunity and advancement, reward and recognition, and employee engagement. Recommendations for action include selecting strategies for reducing voluntary employee turnover and using the strategies to improve the commitment of the workers. The findings from this study may contribute to social change by providing strategies that call center managers can use to reduce voluntary employee turnover, thereby positively improving the standard of living for families, and strengthening community wealth and well-being.

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