n South African Journal of Labour Relations - Editor's comment

Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-8410
  • E-ISSN: 2520-3223



This is the first issue of the for 2014, and I would like to thank our Editorial Committee, Professors Erasmus, Booysen, Anstey and Horwitz, the respected academics and practitioners in the field who serve on our Reviewers' Panel and all our authors who contributed to this edition for their vision and insightful contributions.

Although the level of unemployment in South Africa is one of the highest in the world, this does not mean that there is an oversupply of talented employees. The South African labour market is also characterised by low levels of education and limited skills. In an endeavour to remain competitive, organisations continuously compete for educated and skilled people. Given the resources spent on recruiting, appointing and training the best employees, organisations need to do everything in their power to retain them and therefore research on job embeddedness, or those forces that bind employees to their current jobs and organisations, is essential in employment relations management. Accordingly, this is the focus of the first two articles in this issue.

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