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Recruitment, retention and resignation among Non-Career Firefighters

Recruitment, retention and resignation among Non-Career Firefighters The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of literature about recruitment, retention and resignation among non-career firefighters.Design/methodology/approachA systematic review was conducted to identify factors associated with the recruitment, retention and resignation of non-career firefighters. The authors divided the results into three topics and four levels for further analysis.Findings27 articles are included in the review. Most research addresses retention at an organizational level and indicates a link between job satisfaction and factors such as supervisor support, recognition and close relationships within the workgroup. Further, a recurring reason that contributes to resignations seems to be family related (e.g. partner disapproval).Research limitations/implicationsThere is a lack of European and Asian research into non-career firefighters. The included research papers generally have low response rates and the sample is often mostly male and Caucasians from a limited area.Practical implicationsThe identified factors offer deeper understanding and can help practitioners in their pursuit of the sustainable retention of non-career firefighters.Originality/valueBecause securing adequate numbers of non-career firefighters is important, there is a need to synthesize current evidence to identify and further understand which factors contribute to retention. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first systematic review to synthesize such evidence about non-career firefighters. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Emergency Services Emerald Publishing

Recruitment, retention and resignation among Non-Career Firefighters

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2047-0894
DOI
10.1108/ijes-02-2020-0009
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of literature about recruitment, retention and resignation among non-career firefighters.Design/methodology/approachA systematic review was conducted to identify factors associated with the recruitment, retention and resignation of non-career firefighters. The authors divided the results into three topics and four levels for further analysis.Findings27 articles are included in the review. Most research addresses retention at an organizational level and indicates a link between job satisfaction and factors such as supervisor support, recognition and close relationships within the workgroup. Further, a recurring reason that contributes to resignations seems to be family related (e.g. partner disapproval).Research limitations/implicationsThere is a lack of European and Asian research into non-career firefighters. The included research papers generally have low response rates and the sample is often mostly male and Caucasians from a limited area.Practical implicationsThe identified factors offer deeper understanding and can help practitioners in their pursuit of the sustainable retention of non-career firefighters.Originality/valueBecause securing adequate numbers of non-career firefighters is important, there is a need to synthesize current evidence to identify and further understand which factors contribute to retention. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first systematic review to synthesize such evidence about non-career firefighters.

Journal

International Journal of Emergency ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 6, 2021

Keywords: Firefighter; Volunteer; Non-career; Retention; Resignation; Recruitment

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