How to Retain Employees? Commitment based Human Resource Practices as an Underpinning Trait that Promotes Job Embeddedness


  • Samina Qasim
  • Zaki Rashidi


Commitment-Based Human Resource Practices, Job Embeddedness, Structure Equation Modelling.


The objective of this study is to examine the retention of competent employees in the organization by implementing bundle commitment-based HR practices and explores its impact on employees’ job embeddedness. Data was collected from a sample of 110 responses through purposive sampling from software house of Karachi. The method of confirmatory factor analysis was employed to evaluate the reliability and fitness of the measurement model and structural equation modelling was applied to test the proposed hypotheses.The empirical findings supported the hypothesized relationships between commitment -based HR practices and job embeddedness. Furthermore, the result reveals that CBHRP are the core drivers that stimulates employees’ job embeddedness. Due to short span of two months cross-sectional data is used. Longitudinal data provide various benefits while tracing variations over time, hence such type of data depicts an enhanced demonstration of the constructs understudied. Moreover, five important CBHRPs are studied, but in future research other important CBHRPs should be considered. Managers can use this model to identify the imbalances that prevail within the firm. Thus, those practices should be used that can be adjusted according to the business’ needs along with the increase in JE that will consequently increase the willingness of employees to contribute. This study can be beneficial for the organizations to comprehend the strategic significance and critical impact of CBHRP to increase employees’ Job embeddedness. Despite the fact that HR practices should be adjusted according to organization’s need, this study will guide supervisors with a more profound understanding of CBHRP and its potential contribution to job embeddedness.