Staff turnover is an important issue in SMEs in Nigeria. Staff turnover refers to voluntary
resignation from or involuntary loss of a job. Findings indicate that resolutions on staff
turnover are usually based on subjective interpretation of a range of internal or
external factors in the workplace. The internal factors include job satisfaction,
organizational commitment and age, while the external factors usually comprise the
social environment, educational experiences, family responsibilities, religious beliefs and
changing work values. Increasing rate of staff turnover is a disturbing problem to employers
in Nigeria, especially in the SME sub-sector mostly affected by both voluntary and
involuntary turnover of labour as a result of the search for job satisfaction and higher wages
fuelled by the get-rich-quick mentality of an average Nigerian youth. This development
underscored this study which evaluated the factors responsible for staff turnover intentions
and the on SMEs.
Keywords: Staff turnover, job satisfaction, SMES, Labour, Employers.
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Muhammad I.Y. (2023).Factors Responsible for Staff Turnover Intentions in Small and Medium Scale
Enterprises. IDOSR JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 8(1): 7-13.