POST-COVID-19 PANDEMIC TURNOVER INTENTION OF NURSES AND THE ROLE OF JOB-EMBEDDEDNESS
A catastropheinstigatedas a result of COVID-19 epidemic influenced the entire world and left enduring effects on virtually every aspect of the society. This research study examines nurses’ turnover intention in the post-COVID19 period and the effect of job embeddedness on it. Data is gathered based on an anonymous self-administered survey from nurses employed in large tertiary care providing hospital in 2022 in Peshawar, Pakistan. A total of 178 observations are analyzed through PLS-SEM path modeling using SmartPLS version 3.0. Results indicate turnover intention to be well below average and a significant negative effect of job embeddedness on turnover intention of nurses. Job tenure is also found to be negatively associated with nurses’ turnover intention. The findings thus indicate that despite the relatively detached period, on-the-job embeddedness can reduce the turnover intention of nurses and that as tenure increases the intention to quit the current job decreases. The findings of the study imply that job embeddedness can help retain employees in the context of a period followed by social distancing and detachment. Managers must continuously make a concerted effort to enhance job fit, build building positive relationships among employees, and encourage them to build a strong social network.
Keywords: Turnover Intention, On-the-job Embeddedness, Post-COVID-19, Nurses, Peshawar, PLS-SEM