Purpose: What do antecedents of turnover tell us when examined using human resources (HR) analytics and machine-learning tools, and what are the respective theoretical and practical implications? Although the turnover literature is expansive, empirical evidence on turnover antecedents studied using data science tools remains limited. Design/methodology/approach: To help reinvigorate research in this field, the authors propose a novel examination of turnover antecedents—competencies, commitment, trust and cultural values—using big data tools to develop a granular, case-dependent measure of turnover. Findings: Using archival data from 700,000 employees of a large organization collected over a period of ten years, the authors find that turnover is generally associated with varying levels of these antecedents. However, in more fine-grained analysis, their relation to turnover is contingent upon role, person and cultural background. Originality/value: The authors discuss the implications on turnover and strategic HR research and the potential of Artificial Intelligence and machine-learning methods in the design and implementation of managerial and HR planning initiatives.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||International Journal of Manpower|
|State||Published - 22 Aug 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This paper was partially supported by the Koret Foundation Grant for Smart Cities and Digital Living 2030.
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- Artificial intelligence
- Big data
- Data science
- HR analytics