Keeping your headcount

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Keeping your headcount – Academy of Mgt Journal April 2008:

Keeping your headcount when all about you are losing theirs: downsizing, voluntary turnover rates and the moderating role of HR practices. Although both downsizing and voluntary turnover have been topics of great interest in the organizational literature, little research addresses the topics’ possible relationship.

Using organization-level data from multiple industries, this article investigates whether downsizing predicts voluntary turnover rates.