Date of Conferral
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Healthcare supervisors who lack effective employee retention strategies could negatively affect patient well-being, employee performance, and organizational functions. The purpose of this single case study was to explore strategies that healthcare supervisors used to improve employee retention in 1 health care organization in southeast Georgia. Vroom expectancy theory was the conceptual framework for the study. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with 5 healthcare supervisors in a medium-sized healthcare organization who had hiring responsibilities and a history of implementing successful strategies to improve employee retention. Data were analyzed using coding and word frequency to discern patterns. Three significant themes emerged from analysis of the data: communication, job satisfaction, and compensation. The results of this study might contribute to social change by increasing healthcare supervisors' understanding of employee retention strategies that can improve human and social conditions by maintaining productive healthcare organizations.