Turnover Predictors: Causes of Employee Turnover in Sheriff‐Operated Jails
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.
Richard Kiekbusch, William Price & John Theis (2003) Turnover predictors: causes of employee turnover in sheriff‐operated jails, Criminal Justice Studies, 16:2, 67-76, DOI: 10.1080/0888431032000115600