Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

ANZAM

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Business

RAS ID

17224

Comments

This article was originally published as: Susomrith, P. , Brown, A. R., Scott, G. B., & Sitlington, H. B. (2013). Generational differences and Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) employee turnover. Paper presented at 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2013 : managing on the edge, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania. Hobart, Australia: ANZAM. Original article available here

Abstract

Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining has experienced significant growth in the past decade and is now a typical form of employment in the sector in Australia. Evidence suggests that there are relatively high turnover levels amongst these employees. Whilst there are many contributing causes to this, there may be variances between different generational cohorts at work as arguably their workplace expectation differs. This paper investigates whether turnover intentions vary between different generations of employees. Using a questionnaire, employees were asked about their turnover intentions and this was compared against the groups of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. Findings show that Generation Y employees had a higher intention to quit than the Baby Boomers but were no different to Generation X employees.

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