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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Labor Turnover in Clothing Manufacturing Companies in Harare Zimbabwe
by Sithole L, Zhou G, Chipambwa W, Sithole M J,

The study sought to investigate the factors contributing to labour turnover in the clothing manufacturing companies in Harare, Zimbabwe. By conducting this research, ideas on policies which are favorable and conducive for employees were highlighted. These were identified to be some of the important motivational factors which also have a direct impact on employee productivity. Three clothing manufacturing companies were used as a sample comprising of human resource managers, production managers, quality controllers, cutters, shop floor workers chosen by random sampling technique. Questionnaires and an interview guide were used to collect information from thirty employees in the clothing manufacturing companies. The study revealed that factors contributing to labour turnover in clothing manufacturing companies in Harare are centered on motivational packages thus salaries, wages, and the type of management styles used by human resource managers. The study therefore recommends that management should dwell much on employee motivation, fair dismissal of workers, and also make use of democratic management styles. The study also recommends that the government should not allow import tariffs on clothing items to be flexible as this will encourage an influx of cheaper clothing imports which affect the local manufactures. Furthermore, findings recommend that the human resource management should also improve the working environment so that workplaces become less hazardous for employees.
Keywords: labor turnover, clothing manufacturing, labor act, employee, human resource management.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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