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Turnover predictors: causes of employee turnover in sheriff-operated jails

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County jails have faced a high turnover problem among jail officers for some time. This study analyzed five jails with a survey to determine the predominant predictors of turnover. Some predictors are under the control of the sheriff, some of the government and others of the economy. Of those elements that the sheriff can control, communication of realistic promotion support, genuine interest and full use of employee skills, are the most important.
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Keywords: County jail; Jail; Jail officer; Personnel cost; Sheriff; Turnover

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Publication date: 2003-06-01

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