. C. Madhuri, Dr. V. Sundaresan


High attrition rate in the workplaces related to Higher Education has contributed immensely to the unwanted expenses. In this review, we will concentrate on the major reasons behind such high attrition in the higher education institutes and which aspects in higher education are mostly affected due to this condition. The research findings show that attrition has several negative impacts on an institution. It is a problem spread everywhere irrespective of institution types, field of study or discipline, genders, races, and ethnicities. Attrition impacts both types of employees – those who are leaving and those who stay with the institute. Its impact on the existing employees is found to be very demoralizing. An overall loss of productivity is noticed sometimes. The current review will try to bring a clear picture on the whole matter to understand what are the key issues behind this burgeoning problem, what issues are going against the organizational structure in the higher education institutions leading to poor administrative or faculty retention.  The review will also try to provide some significant solutions that can strengthen the organizational activities in the higher education institutions.


Attrition, staff retention, job satisfaction, workplace productivity

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