Staff turnover

Labour turnover is the rate at which staff leave an organisation. There are different methods for measuring staff turnover, including the wastage index or standard formula, the resignation rate, the stability rate and the survival rate.

Benchmarking the employer's total turnover rate and voluntary resignation rate against those of similar employers can help the employer to establish whether the level of turnover is acceptable, too high or too low.

Employers need to analyse the underlying reasons for staff departures and, if the departure rates are too high, establish a retention strategy.

‘Businesses need awareness of remote working dangers’

Several groups of employees may see their career prospects damaged by remote working. Gartner's Brian Kropp urges businesses to increase their awareness.

‘Maintain workers’ rights to retain the best talent’

18 Jan 2021

Although ministers have denied there are plans to cut EU workers' rights, companies need to consider how they might be affected if the working hours directive were to be diluted.

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Four ways HR can handle ‘brilliant jerks’

2 Mar 2020

Putting up with toxic employees risks damage in the form of churn and lost productivity, no matter how 'brilliant' they are.

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Employees’ money worries ‘costing employers billions’

16 Dec 2019

Financial worries are costing employers billions every year in absenteeism, lost productivity and turnover costs – but organisations are doing...

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Which HR metrics will matter in 2019?

9 Jan 2019

With data and analytics still at the top of the HR agenda for 2019, which are the key metrics HR...

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Government must fulfil promises to keep carers in work

29 Nov 2018

The government has been urged to act on the Conservative Party’s 2017 pledge to introduce specific employment rights for working...

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People analytics: Six essential HR metrics for 2018

29 Dec 2017

With HR professionals identifying HR data and analytics as a top priority area for HR, new analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking...

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Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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Absence rates continue to fall

30 Jul 2014

Employers’ efforts to reduce absence are paying off, according to ongoing research by XpertHR. Successive XpertHR surveys on absence rates show a gradual decline in the number of days taken as sick leave by employees. In 2007, the median was 7.4 a year per employee but latest figures record a drop to 5.2 in 2013 ...

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Employee resignations fall by half

1 Oct 2010

The number of employees resigning from their jobs has fallen by 50% in three years, according to a report published...

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Recession impacted turnover rates last year, reveals IRS survey

14 Jun 2010

More than half of UK employers believe the recession affected their turnover rates last year, according to the 2010 IRS...

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A quarter of employees plan to leave their jobs this year, survey reveals

1 Jun 2010

Nearly a quarter of UK employees plan to leave their job in the next 12 months, a survey of 4,000...

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Staff turnover: are employers managing it correctly?

20 May 2010

Staff turnover is a notoriously complex issue for HR professionals to tackle. Gone are the days when employers could simply...

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IBM crowd sourcing could see employed workforce shrink by three quarters

23 Apr 2010

Multinational firms saddled with huge people costs are considering downsizing their permanent workforce and hiring sub-contractors on a scale never...

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Business groups angered at Conservative pledge to scrap default retirement age

13 Apr 2010

The Conservative pledge to “abolish the default retirement age (DRA)” entirely – going one step further than the government which...

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