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


Business Administration


Charles Needham


Some community bank managers do not possess the skills needed to retain employees, which increases employee turnover and decreases their competitive advantage. The purpose of this explanatory case study was to explore strategies community bank managers use to minimize employee turnover for their organization. The population consisted of 4 community bank managers in the Central Florida area who had at least 1-year of managerial experience evaluating employee retention. The conceptual framework was the jobs characteristics theory of Hackman and Oldham. Data were collected from semistructured face-to-face interviews and business documentation. Methodological triangulation was appropriate to validate the creditability and interpretation of the data. Three themes derived from analysis of coded of words and phrases: (a) employee compensation, (b) open communication, and (c) opportunities for growth and development. The implication of social change includes the potential for business managers to improve employee motivation and job satisfaction by implementing strategies to retain employees and reduce employee turnover for their organization leading to better customer service. The results from this study may also strengthen community wealth and knowledge by improving the standard of living for returning customers because of quality customer satisfaction.