Role of Healthy and Safe Environment in Employee Retention: Mediating Effect of Employee Commitment

The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between Healthy and Safe Environment (HSE) and employee retention, keeping the mediating effect of employees’ commitment. Data for the study was gathered through a close-ended questionnaire, which was filled by 200 employees of four major textile companies in Pakistan. The relationship between variables was tested through Partial Least Square (PLS) modeling by using Smart PLS v3.2.8. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between health and safety dimensions and employee commitment, except for one i.e. emergency information. However, employee commitment and employee retention have a significant negative relationship. The study also found that there is no mediating role of employee commitment between health and safety, and employee retention. This research recommended performing a similar study on a large sample size and in different sectors. Managers must ensure the implementation of approved policies and guidelines regarding health and safety so that this basic requirement of the employees must be fulfilled.
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