Exploring the Decisions of Employees to Stay in an Organization

Blesilda Caasi Tabbal, Liza Caigoy, Jona Guevarra, Inero Valbuena Ancho
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This study explored the experiences of teaching and non-teaching personnel of a private school in Metro Manila, Philippines. One of the challenges faced by the private schools in the country is the high turnover of teachers. After gaining experience from a private school, employees, especially teachers leave the institution and transfer to government-funded schools. Usually, financial reason is the number one consideration for transferring to government schools. Government teaching and non-teaching personnel receive a relatively higher salary. However, there are employees who remain loyal and committed as they choose to stay. The researchers used qualitative case study design through interview to capture the personal experiences of the teaching and non-teaching personnel purposively chosen to participate in the study. The findings and discussion of the results of the study offer inspiration and motivation for fixed term and regular teaching and non-teaching personnel to remain loyal and committed to the academic organization. The study will also serve as direction and guide for the school administrators to sustain the benefits and programs that motivate employees. Likewise, the study also provides opportunities for the school administrators to advance on some aspects in order to entice employees to stay in the organization.
Commitment, loyalty, management, motivation, private school.
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