Synchronising the Need of Employee and Apparel Industry to Increase the Employee Retention

Ishwar Kumar .


Employee Turnover is one of the most critical challenges faced by the Apparel industry in India. Employees are the assets of any organization. High employee turnover rates may negatively impact the efforts to attain organizational goals. Also, when an employee separates from the organization, this effects the innovation, efficiency, consistency in providing service to stakeholders and timely delivery of services to customers may be negatively affected. The Indian Apparel industry is striving to retain their talents by implementing various retention strategies. High labour Turnover has a direct impact on productivity and sustainability of the organization. Every organisation is investing a lot in recruitment & training of staff and worker. The huge labour turnover is pushing the industry on back foot in implementation to various industrial engineering tools. The success of the manufacturing organisation is directly proportional to its ability to retain skilled and honest employees.

The management in apparel industry is under tremendous pressure to minimise the absenteeism and turnover. The paper will focus on identifying the factors responsible for employee engagement specifically at operative level in apparel sector and suggesting strategies to minimise the employee turnover in the Northern India apparel industry.

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