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Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Ronald Riggio

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© 2014 Sophie Galant


The goal of this paper is to outline the issue of organizational voluntary turnover in today's society as not only a financial problem but also an overarching issue that impacts departments across the entire organization. The most effective way to solve this problem is to cultivate a core set of values and beliefs that the organization will truly entrench into its practices and habits. Once this is accomplished, an organization can conduct a unique interview process that carefully and intentionally selects employees based on values congruence person-organization fit, which studies show will result in higher job satisfaction and organizational commitment, leading to increased retention.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.