Labour 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.


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11 Jan 2021

A Midlands NHS trust has had to redeploy medical trainees to help support ward staff after its plans to bring in doctors from abroad were scotched.

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Firms sought temps over permanent staff during uncertain November

9 Dec 2020

Organisations are opting for the flexibility of temporary workers rather than offering permanent jobs, new data has revealed.
The continuing...

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UK employers least confident in Europe about recruitment prospects

8 Dec 2020

Employers in the UK are the least confident in Europe about their ability to hire additional workers – but they...

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More than half of workers looking for new role

7 Oct 2020

More than half of the UK’s workforce is either actively or casually looking for a new role, according to a...

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EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

24 Sep 2020

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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Six tips to avoid being overwhelmed with job applications

14 Sep 2020

With so little recruitment this year, organisations with vacancies report being inundated with applications for the limited roles they have...

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Recruitment firms expect income to plummet

26 Aug 2020

The majority of recruitment firms are expecting a 15-30% drop in their income this year as a result of a...

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Half of new starters during pandemic moved from another industry

25 Aug 2020

Figures suggest the pandemic has prompted employees to rethink their career options.

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Primark will not take up job retention bonus

13 Jul 2020

John Lewis and William Hill thought to be unlikely to take advantage of scheme, but many other large firms still weighing it up.

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Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

8 Jul 2020

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

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Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

3 Jul 2020

Measures need to be urgently implemented to avoid mass youth unemployment, and should include employers being incentivised...

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Hiring could return to ‘normal’ by this time next year

9 Jun 2020

More than half of employers expect recruitment to return to ‘normal’ pre-Covid-19 levels by this time next year.
According to...

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Prime minister sets date for points-based immigration system

14 Feb 2020

Downing Street has announced that the new points-based immigration system will be implemented from 1 January 2021.

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