Date of Award
Edith Cowan University
Master of Management by Research
School of Business and Law
Associate Professor Janice Redmond
Associate Professor Peter Standen
This research reviewed retention factors affecting the West Australian public sector (WAPS) in regional areas seeking to determine whether a leadership development program (LDP) could provide a strategic HRM solution. Using a mixed methods approach views of 9 leaders and 156 regional WAPS employees provided insights on retention issues and how a LDP might be designed and delivered to regional employees. Despite the attraction and retention factors impacting the WAPS, it was found that a LDP designed specifically for the regions can assist to attract talented staff and to a lesser extent improve retention in the regions.
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Lambert, D. (2018). Is leadership the key to public sector retention in regional Western Australia? An exploratory study. Edith Cowan University. Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2049