• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JOEBM
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JOEBM 2014 Vol.2(1): 31-37 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2014.V2.94

The Impact of Human Resources Management Activities on Employees Loyalty in Private Organizations in Saudi Arabia

Sami A. Albahussain

Abstract—It has become increasingly important for organizations to make sure that they engage their employees in activities and programs which further encourage them to perform and reach their optimum potential in achieving the goals and the objectives of the organization, and more importantly, to stay loyal to the organization. The loss of employees to resignations is one of the major causes of increase in the overhead and training expenses of a organization, and it is important for organizations to explore into possible ways that they can guarantee employee loyalty. HRM is also an important stakeholder, and much of the efforts in maintaining employee loyalty should come from the department which understand employee needs the most. This study aims to delve into the concepts of employee loyalty, including the factors which motivate the employees to stay with the organization. The study employs a quantitative approach into the said factors, with the categories explored in the quantitative survey comprising of general loyalty motivators, personal motivators, HR relations, and HR and management activities motivators. A survey was conducted among 450 employees of private sector organizations in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and based on the findings of the study it can be said that the private sector organizations may like to focus on creating conducive atmosphere, and grant maximum fulfillment and contentment which can encourage the employees to enjoy their job and that leads to employees’ satisfaction. This is very important in retaining employees.

Index Terms—Employees loyalty, human resources management, private organizations, Saudi Arabia.

Sami Albahussin is with the College of Business Administration, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: sbahussain@ud.edu.sa).


Cite:Sami A. Albahussain, "The Impact of Human Resources Management Activities on Employees Loyalty in Private Organizations in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 31-37, 2014.

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