EFFECT OF GREEN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND GREEN WORK LIFE BALANCE ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN SELECTED HOSPITALITY FIRMS IN LAGOS AND OGUN STATES, NIGERIA

Victoria Ozioma Akpa, Bolorunduro Mowaiye, Babatunde Hamed Akinlabi, Nanle Magaji

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Employee retention is a strategy of retaining talented employees with a specific end goal to meet business targets. Employee turnover is a symptom of deeper issues that have not been resolved. Hospitality Industry in Nigeria has faced several issues, including poor employee retention and low staff motivation. Part of the reasons for the poor employee retention and high turnover in the Hospitality Sector was owning to issues that border on green human resource management practices and green work life balance, and the inflexible nature of their job. Other certain reasons for poor employee retention include low pay, lack of development opportunities, and bad working conditions with greater efforts by staff and fewer receivables. Therefore, this paper examines the effect of green human resource management practices, green work life balance on employee retention of selected hospitality firms in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria. The data collected through the primary sources (questionnaire) were analysed using inferential statistics employing regression analysis. The study revealed that Green human resource management practices, green work life balance (green performance management, green employee relation, green disciplinary management, work family balance and work health balance) had a significant and positive effect on employee retention in hospitality firms in Lagos and Ogun states, Nigeria (Adj. R2 = 0.540, F (4, 669) = 176.897, p < 0.05).

 

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