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.

Employers report lack of candidates and pressure to increase wages

13 Aug 2018

Two in five employers found it difficult to get the staff they needed over the past 12 months and have...

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Two in five GPs plan to quit by 2022 amid workload concerns

31 May 2018

Two in five GPs in England plan to leave the profession in the next five years, as more than 90%...

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Recruitment trends: Take part in our survey

9 Nov 2017

The availability of workers to fill vacancies continued to decline sharply in October 2017, according to the latest REC figures....

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More companies hold on to key staff after mergers, says report

2 Nov 2017

Almost four-fifths of companies that have gone through a merger or acquisition have managed to hold on to their ‘acquired...

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Digital HR: Leaders look for more investment as pace of change grows

20 Jun 2017

HR leaders are keen to invest in tools that will digitise HR but at the same time struggle to keep...

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Take part in our survey on labour turnover

18 Aug 2016

XpertHR is running its annual survey on labour turnover. Take part to be in with a chance of winning one...

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HR data: Five key HR metrics for 2016

20 Jan 2016

With data playing an increasingly critical role in successful HR initiatives, new analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the five key...

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Threefold increase in employers finding it difficult to fill roles

19 Jun 2013

Employers are finding it more difficult to source top talent due to a steady decline in labour turnover since the...

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Resignation rates at lowest level since 2007

21 Aug 2012

The number of employees resigning is at its lowest level in five years, with an average 9.3% of staff voluntarily...

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How do your staff turnover and absence rates stack up?

16 May 2012

Labour turnover and absence are the two most fundamental metrics that an organisation can track in order to assess its...

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Public sector turnover rates indicate restraint from redundancies

18 Jul 2011

Public organisations’ turnover rates remained lower than private companies in 2010, suggesting that the public sector refrained from significant redundancy...

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UK’s skills gap worsens

15 Jun 2011

Employers are struggling to recruit because they are being swamped by unsuitable candidates, while the talented individuals they are looking...

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Job growth slows but still shows long-term increase

4 Apr 2011

The number of job opportunities across the UK fell slightly in March, according to figures released today.The latest Reed Job...

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Two-fifths of employers have never used succession planning

21 Mar 2011

Two employers in five have never operated a succession planning process, according to research published by XpertHR.The 2011 XpertHR survey on...

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Job growth figures point to ‘two speed’ labour market

10 Mar 2011

Overall jobs growth accelerated in February, but contrasting fortunes in the private and public sectors have given rise to a “two-speed”...

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