The Impact of Employee Turnover on Sustainable Development Activities: the Case of Bole Sub City, Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


The main purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of Employee turnover on sustainable development activities in Bole Sub City, Addis Ababa. It focused on challenges and prospects of the employees services for sustainable development activities with the aim to suggest alternative solutions to the identified problems. The research methodology employed in this study was descriptive survey. Accordingly, survey questionnaire was prepared, pilot tested and administered to a sample of 118 respondents composed of 103 current employees’ respondents and 10 former employees’ respondents. A total of 113 (95.76%) questionnaires were properly completed and returned. In addition, interview, observation and document analysis were made to collect the necessary information. From twenty seven core process owner or offices and human resource core process owner or office were selected using simple random sampling techniques. Non probability sampling technique was employed to select current employee respondents whereas purposive sampling technique was employed to select former employee respondents. Results obtained were analyzed by using descriptive method such as frequency counts, percentage and narrative description. The result of the study indicated the following. The employee turnover that Bole sub city face are increase rapidly, majority of current employees (92.4%) believed and responded as, when their level of qualification increases their chance of working in the organization decreases. The sustainable development activities are exclusively designed to address economic, political, cultural and ecological sustainability. The major factors affecting the performance of sustainable development activities were found to be lack of professional employees or Employee turnover, unproportionality of the number of employees with sustainable development activities. Thus, to alleviate the above problems the following recommendations were forwarded. The concerned bodies should pay due emphasis to strengthen the current employees situation that the sub city is rendering. The sub city should consider qualification and experience in promoting employees; the organization should continue and improve this good practice. Finally, the Addis Ababa city Administration should reconsider the current economic situation of employees to encourage tenure and quality of Employee to support the sustainable development activities



The case of bole sub city