• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(2): 162-166 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.362

HRM Practices and Employee Retention in Thailand—A Literature Review

Sorasak Tangthong, Jirasek Trimetsoontorn, and Nutthawut Rojniruntikul
Abstract—An empirical study is conducted to investigate the effects of HRM practices on employee retention in Thailand’s FDI manufacturing industry. HRM practices that will be covered in this research consist of compensation & benefits management and reward system, and training & development. HR Intervening, which acts as the mediating variable, will be employee engagement. As the dependent variable and an observed variable, is employee retention. Thus, the conceptual model created for this study will comprise of two independent variables, one mediating variable and one dependent variable. A total of 5 theoretically-based hypotheses are developed, indicating possible positive and negative relationships among the variables of the model. Input consists of 400 top management, human resources managers/leaders and line managers of Thailand FDI’s key industrial zone in Rayong province. The proposed model is empirically tested by using AMOS of a Path Analysis modeling approach. It is hoped that this study will help both academics and those managing human resource to realize, understand and see the influence of HRM practices and employee retention.

Index Terms—Employee retention, human resource management (HRM) practices, Thailand’s manufacturing industry.

Sorasak Tangthong, Jirasek Trimetsoontorn, and Nutthawut Rojniruntikul are with King Mongkut Institute of Technology Latkrabang, Pathumthanee 12150 Thailand (e-mail: sorasak@probizs.com, ktjirase@kmitl.ac.th, krnuttaw@kmitl.ac.th).

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Cite: Sorasak Tangthong, Jirasek Trimetsoontorn, and Nutthawut Rojniruntikul, "HRM Practices and Employee Retention in Thailand—A Literature Review," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.2, pp. 162-166, 2014.

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