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Factors Affecting Attrition in the Indian IT Majors


  • Mihir Dash
  • Archica Chopra
  • Janaki Krishnan
  • Era Singh
  • Arpana Muthyala

    (School of Business, Alliance University, India
    Ashok Leyland, India
    Airtel, India
    DTZ India, India)


Attrition/retention of employees has always been a perennial problem for Indian IT/ITeS companies. Their major challenge is to design their incentives/retention strategies to ensure that they retain qualified professionals with the right mix of skill sets and experience. This study focuses on the factors affecting attrition in the Indian IT majors. Compensation-related factors were identified as the most important factors affecting attrition, followed by career growth factors, job satisfaction factors, and work environment factors. Further, attrition due to work environment factors and attrition due to compensation-related factors were the only factors with significant impact on the attrition rate.

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  • Mihir Dash & Archica Chopra & Janaki Krishnan & Era Singh & Arpana Muthyala, 2014. "Factors Affecting Attrition in the Indian IT Majors," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 3(1), pages 2-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ods:journl:v:3:y:2014:i:1:p:2-7

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