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The Effect of Work-life Balance Policies on the Retention Intention of Executive Women Employee in Information Technology (IT) Industry in Sri Lanka

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Bhagya Sumanarathna ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
About Bhagya
Postgraduate Student, Master of Business Administration, Department of Commerce and Financial Management
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S. M. A. K. Samarakoon

University of Kelaniya, LK
About S. M. A. K.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce and Financial Management
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Abstract

Female employee labor turnover of information technology industry in Sri Lankan is in the higher level. Therefore, the general objective of the research is to assess the impact of major work life balance policies influence on retention of executive women employees in Information technology organizations in Sri Lanka. Five selected work-life policies namely flexible working hours, company leave policy, training and career development opportunities, compressed workweek and workload management were examined with employee retention. Base on random sampling method one hundred two completed questionnaires used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics, correlation and multiple regression utilized to analysis the data. Work-life balance and employee retention levels are in the satisfactory level in the IT industry in Sri Lanka. Multiple regression result of the study shows that work-life balance policies positively influence on the executive women employee retention. Selected five policies of work-life balance and employee retention were examined using multiple regression model. Training and career development opportunities and workload management positive influence on employee retention. Although rest of three work life balance policies namely flexible working hours, company leave policy and compressed work week didn’t show the significant impact of employee retention. Policymakers and top management of companies should improve work-life balance to increase employee retention. Moreover, they can use training and career development opportunities and workload management to increase employee retention.
How to Cite: Sumanarathna, B. and Samarakoon, S.M.A.K., 2019. The Effect of Work-life Balance Policies on the Retention Intention of Executive Women Employee in Information Technology (IT) Industry in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 14(1), pp.1–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v14i1.63
Published on 30 Jun 2019.
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