The most significant factors influencing private security employees’ job retention in Ghana: A case of the Bolgatanga Municipality

Authors

  • Diana Aburiya A. P.O. Box 767, Bolgatanga Technical University, Bolgatanga

Keywords:

Job retention, private security, employees, Bolgatanga

Abstract

Employee retention is a crucial concern of private security companies in Ghana because the issue impacts the viability and sustainability of the companies operating in this sector. This study focused on understanding the factors that motivate employee retention pointing out the most significant factors that motivate employees' retention in the private security sectors within the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East of Ghana, hardly suited site. The case study design, precisely the interview method, was used to collect data from 9 purposively sampled key informants for an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon under study. It emerged that private security workers had no career progression, which was a significant catalyst of attrition in the industry. The data also showed that there were nonexistent conditions of service for these workers. The findings revealed that even though most private security workers received low salaries, the duty post contributes to their retention in their organizations. The study concludes with a recommendation to help curtail staff attrition in the industry.

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Aburiya A. , . D. . (2022). The most significant factors influencing private security employees’ job retention in Ghana: A case of the Bolgatanga Municipality. ADRRI Journal (Multidisciplinary), 31(2 (8), April, 2022-June), 1-11. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrij/article/view/887