The key challenges in attracting and retaining a workforce in Australia in Retail Sector

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The key challenges in attracting and retaining a workforce in Australia in Retail Sector

Reviewing the Literature


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1/12/2019

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Article 1: Understanding stress in retail work: Considering different types of job demands and diverse applications of job resources
Full reference to the article: Tuckey, M. R., Boyd, C. M., Winefield, H. R., Bohm, A., Winefield, A. H., Lindsay, A., et al. (2017). Understanding stress in retail work: Considering different types of job demands and diverse applications of job resources. International Journal of Stress Management, 24 (4), 368.DOI: 10.1037/str0000032
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-34305-001
Objective and research question
The main objective of the study is to find out the stress factors in retail work. The other objective of the study is to identify which sections of employees are highly influenced by the stress factor and leave the organization due to that. The research questions of this paper answer the reasons behind the stress in the retail sector, how the threats, obstructions or challenges affect the job performance of the employees in the retail sector and the available resources that influence job performance in the retail sector.  
Method
The primary data collection method is used in this research. Primary data provides specific data to a research problem under the study. The researcher conducted group interviews with retail workers including Work Health and Safety Representatives of some reputed retail industries to get information about the work culture in the retail sector. Thematic qualitative data analysis is used for analysis.  
Findings and discussion
The research showcases that occupational stress results in fewer job demands in the retail sector. This situation is very common in the Australian retail sector also. Occupational stress effects on employees' health, job performance, and well-being. This situation results in obstruction in both personal and career goal achievement along with employee turnover in the retail sector. This article gave importance to three factors that create occupational stress in the retail sector. Firstly, employees cannot access useful resources to meet organizational challenges and manage demands. It hampers their emotional state of mind and they face multiple threats and hindrance demands. Secondly, they are not given structural job resources to promote their career growth within the retail sector. Thirdly, challenges in the organization are also the stressors. Employees in the retail sector do not get opportunities for increasing knowledge.Due to this occupational stress, employees feel exhausted and leave their organization. Job satisfaction is important to reduce occupational stress. It helps in employee retention mostly in the retail sector. The stressors like multiple threats and hindrance demands in an organization create pressure in the minds of employees and so that they cannot focus on their job. The article also finds out that there is a difference between the types of occupational stressors. In the retail sector, employees are placed in a position with little opportunity for growth with different types of threats, challenges, and hindrance that impact on their well-being and performance. The retail managers need to provide access to various resources to the employees so that they would not feel occupational stress. It will increase the employee retention rate in the retail sector.
Conclusion 
Occupational stress is a common issue in the retail sector all over the world. It decreases the rate of employee attraction and retention rates in this sector. The three stressors create occupational stress among the employees in the retail sector. Therefore, it can be said that threats, hindrance, and challenges minimizes retention rates and increases occupational stress in the retail sector.
How this article will contribute to my Essay 3
This article has provided important insights regarding occupational stress in the retail sector. It also provides information about the factors behind occupational stress and how these stressors decrease the rate of employee retention in the retail sector. In my essay, these findings will be useful for understanding the occupational stress and influences of the occupational stressors. 




Article 2: Attracting Future Health Workforces in Geographically Remote Regions: perspectives from current remote health professionals
Full reference to the article: Onnis, L. (2017). Attracting Future Health Workforces in Geographically Remote Regions: perspectives from current remote health professionals. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Management, 12(2), 25-33DOI: https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v12i2.77
https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/77
Objective and research question
The main objective of the study is to assess the factors influencing 


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