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Employee Retention

Employee retention should be high on the list of all employers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. These employers do not realize the costs involved in replacing & retraining employees! Take a look at some interesting employee retention information we've pulled together.

Employee retention has been a hot topic for Human Resources professionals and business owners for some time now (Especially at Celayix). Concern over the subject has been growing and countless blogs, articles, and infographics have now been written across the web.

Here is a list of employee retention facts all in one place:

Employee Retention Facts – Costs

Employee Retention Facts – Frequency

  • 2.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month.
  • The majority of all turnover– 52%, occurs in the first year of employment.
  • 25% of all employees plan to change jobs in 2014.
  • The average turnover for hourly employees is only four months, four times higher than their salaried counterparts.
  • Retail and food service jobs experience the highest turnover rates of any other industry.
  • The median number of years a U.S. worker has been in his or her current job is just 4.4, and just over 2 years for millennial employees.

Employee Retention Facts – Reasons for Leaving

  • The most commonly cited reasons for quitting are as follows: lack of opportunities for professional development (30%), inadequate compensation (28%), boredom/lack of challenge (27%), and poor work/life balance (20%).
  • For millennials, work life balance is even more important, as 89% feel that work-life balance is essential to happiness at work.

It’s one of the largest costs in all types of organizations, but it’s also one of the most unknown costs.

Employee Turnover

Video: 5 Ways to Increase Retention and Reduce Turnover Costs
View our complimentary webinar on our scheduling software and learn more about the costs of poor retention and how it’s impacting your business. More importantly, learn what is causing employee dissatisfaction and what you can do to improve it.

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