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Retention of Generation-Z in Information Communication Technology Sector of Sri Lanka: A Conceptual Paper

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Hasaranga Dilshan Jayathilake

UCSI University, MY
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The global expectation is that millennials and generation Z will take the stake of 75% of the workplace population by 2025. In addition, concurrently, Sri Lanka put its prospect on the ICT industry to be one of the major employers for the country. Presently, the industry has created 95,000 breadwinners. Still, the industry was hit with very high employee turnover ratio as per the department of statistics Sri Lanka. So, it is conspicuous that the industry is in a dilemma to retain its employees. Moreover, there are very little researches have been done on the gen-z work behaviours in the ICT sector of Sri Lanka where would be one of the biggest employers for gen-z digital natives who born after 1997 in Sri Lanka. Therefore, the objective of this paper to construct conceptual framework that address on the research problem that to find out the expectations of the gen-z in Sri Lankan context to improve the motivation of Gen-Zs’ in-order to reduce the employee turnover in ICT industry through the literature review which has been predominately used journal articles from-1991-to-2019 in emerald platform. Literature has found that crucial 5 holistically independent constructs that significantly positive correlation to reduce employee turnover in the ICT sector. Therefore, it has emphasized that there is a research gap to fill-up through the future research that based on this conceptual framework with enhancing the reliability by incorporating with the real-world simulation through pragmatic worldview research approach with a research design using the explanatory sequential method as a recommendation for future work.
How to Cite: Jayathilake, H.D., 2019. Retention of Generation-Z in Information Communication Technology Sector of Sri Lanka: A Conceptual Paper. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 14(1), pp.17–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v14i1.64
Published on 30 Jun 2019.
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