The Real Cost of Employee Attrition

The Center For Leadership Studies

When conducting a thoughtful analysis on the real costs of employee attrition, the first thing you need to wrap your head around is that all turnover is not created equal! All of that to say, the real costs of employee attrition emanate from Quadrant 4.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Attrition

Strategy Driven

Yet a significant portion of voluntary attrition is directly related to an abusive work environment created, in part, by excessive business politics. A company of 250 employees making an average of $43,000 per year experiencing a 20 percent attrition rate spends an estimated $2.15M on employee replacements annually. Cost of Employee Attrition. Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Attrition and gain access to the accompanying tool for just $2!


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How to Build a Great Culture in a High Turnover World

Let's Grow Leaders

courageous cultures attrition great cultures high turnover retentionWhat’s the true cost of high turnover? How do you stop the exodus of great talent? What if you can’t? Just a few of the questions that keep coming up with almost every senior leader I speak with. It’s tricky. You can’t control […]. The post How to Build a Great Culture in a High Turnover World appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Diversity and Inclusion – Return on Investment, part 1: Employee Turnover Reduction

Strategy Driven

And a significant portion of voluntary attrition is directly related to the abusive work environment many employees indicate exists within the marketplace today. Diversity & Inclusion Premium business management employee attrition employee turnover hostile workplace strategydrivenThe cost of employee turnover is staggering and yet goes largely unrecognized.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Wall Street banks opt for greater automation for grunt work to retain talent

HR Digest

An internal survey by Goldman Sachs junior employees detailing the crushing workload and the accompanying stress due to demanding bosses has led to some stocktaking about the working conditions in the industry and the high attrition rates.

Why 50% of American workers want to make a career change

HR Digest

Featured Recruitment Strategy attrition career change remote work reskilling US Chamber surveyAccording to a recent U.S. Chamber poll, 32% of people who lost their job during the pandemic and remain unemployed say they are looking for work in a different industry.

Leading with the Psychology of Belonging with DDS Dobson-Smith

Let's Grow Leaders

Employee satisfaction or engagement and employee attrition and the correlation between those two metrics. Does your company or organization have trouble attracting and retaining people from diverse and underrepresented communities?

Complimentary Resource – Keep Your Talent From Walking Out

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resources business management complimentary whitepaper employee attrition Globoforce Limited strategydriven talent management Keep Your Talent From Walking Out. by Globoforce Limited. Combat rising quit rates by holding onto the employees you value the most. Employee turnover is expensive and can be catastrophic to morale and customer service quality. No one wants to see their top talent walk out the door. But how can you keep retention high at your company?

Human-Centered Communication with Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

Let's Grow Leaders

Attrition Prevention Quiz. In this episode, David interviews Lizabeth Wesely-Casella, founder and CEO of L-12 Services; a Washington DC firm focused on internal communications, organizational development, and human-centered leadership.

5 Ways to Stop Excuses and Inspire Results

Let's Grow Leaders

A Few of My Favorites “We would sell more, if the product line were different” “Our attrition would be better, if our competitor wasn’t paying more” “My quality results would be higher, [.] Big goals. Frustrating roadblocks. Concerns grow into excuses. Venting fuels negativity. Weak leaders excuse excuses. Strong leaders reframe thinking. Growing leaders inspire possibility.

Recovering Your Company Culture


Next, I asked Greg about his employee attrition and absenteeism. Reluctantly, he shared that the organization had over 100 percent annualized employee attrition and over 20 percent absenteeism.

Making Sense of Speed, Agility and Innovation

Leading Blog

Maneuver stands in opposition to existing “attrition” strategy, where firms fight expensive battles over small differences in market share based on essentially similar products. Maneuver, like attrition, is a military strategy that has been adapted to business competition, yet to date attrition has been the predominant business strategy. Speed, agility and innovation aren’t required in an attrition strategy, but are definitely important in a maneuver strategy.

Master your Metrics

Lead Change Blog

Customer attrition, decline in repeat customers, fewer new customers, decreasing average sales, and margin deterioration are lagging indicators of diminishing relevance. Customer attrition, declining repeat customers. The bottom-line matters. The key question: What is the right bottom line for our business? We often hear leaders announce plans to cut expenses without impacting the customer experience. Great concept, which rarely produces expected results.

Why We Long for Leaders Who Actually Care

Michael Lee Stallard

Presenting empirical evidence, the authors identify the top five predictors of attrition. A toxic corporate culture is by far the strongest predictor of industry-adjusted attrition and is 10 times more important than compensation in predicting turnover.

Creative Conspiracy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration Leigh Thompson Harvard Business Review Press (2013) How and why focused, individual work can achieve innovation breakthroughs when combined with structured team interaction However different they may be in many respects, all of the healthiest organizations (most highly admired, best to work for, most profitable, lowest attrition [.].

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2021

Leading Blog

You will learn strategies to increase alignment, overcome attrition, and get absolutely clear on executing your top priorities. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here.

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How effectively do the leaders in your organization manage change?


If you’re not carefully planning for how to help your people deal with the change, you run the risk of attrition, project failure, and lower performance across the. Our reader poll today asks: How effectively do the leaders in your organization manage change?

Engagement and Motivating Employees


The McKinsey group recently published an excellent resource regarding attrition and the reasons why people leave organisations. In a few cases I am hearing the message, “I can’t afford to manage them and risk attrition. Engagement at work matters.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts

Strategy Driven

Such occurrences represent large one-time costs associated with court mandated payouts as well as reduced productivity, heightened distraction, and elevated attrition. Litigation events are acute occurrences unlike the more typically chronic workplace conditions resulting in diminished productivity, increased distraction, and elevated attrition. Harassment litigation represents a catastrophic leadership failure.

Has Your Company Been Anchored To The Wrong Information?

Lead Change Blog

To round out the business’s pivot, the COO and HR VP launched a retention program to head off any additional attrition. Have you seen people that stubbornly adhered to their first impressions regarding the pandemic and its business impact? The truth is that lots of people refuse to adapt their position on the virus, not believing that we should adhere to updated guidelines, regardless of evidence that doing so will certainly protect us from COVID-19.

Starbucks Demonstrates Servant Leadership with Free Education

Modern Servant Leader

” “We have the lowest level of attrition of any company in our sector.” Starbucks has been referred to as a servant leadership company. Now, the company is taking another huge step in continuing its servant leadership principles by offering free college education to their employees.

Amazon’s Worker Chat App to Ban Words like ‘Union,’ ‘Diversity’ and ‘Pay Hike’

HR Digest

Amazon app chat intends to increase employee happiness and reduce attrition. According to the company, the Amazon app chat is intended to increase employee happiness levels and reduce attrition.

4 Reasons Why Talent Development Is So Important To Your Business

Lolly Daskal

In my own research, I have found that a lack of talent development opportunities contributes to as much as 45 percent of attrition in companies worldwide.

Enabling Growth: Promotions Are So Yesterday


As attrition soared amidst pandemic, companies had to initiate short term measures to retain their best talent which included tactics like special salary hikes, off-cycle pay outs, work-from-anywhere options and offering special learning opportunities.

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LeadershipNow 140: March 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Attenuating Attrition: How Leaders Can Create a Sticky Situation by @Julie_WG. Here are a selection of tweets from March 2018 that you might have missed: The Reciprocity Ring : When Giving At Work Becomes An Act Not A Check from @JohnBaldoni. VIDEO: Understand blockchain in under 7 minutes : Don Tapscott with Lloyds Bank. Are you a Role Model? by @LeadToday Steve Keating. Career pathing: an obsolete practice? by @Julie_WG. 7 Crucial Things You Must Do Before Graduating College.

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Save Money? We Find Out.

HR Digest

The savings were made from reduced compensation claims and improved retention, less attrition and increased productivity. That means they will not be looking out for work and the attrition levels will be naturally low. . Healthcare costs are a major expenditure for most business owners.

#Leadership: Humanizing Our Approaches


We need more revenues, better margins, higher utilization, more leads, strategic diversification, differentiation, operational efficiency, lower attrition, strategic focus, branding et al. I remember being inspired by a Maths teacher who once told me, “If you start loving the mental stimulation and excitement you get when solving a problem, mathematics is easy.” He did not try to inspire me by the grades I must achieve, but by something more deeper.

Making mistakes okay


This can impact attrition, meeting goals, and the bottom line. If there is one thing that employees fear at work, it’s feeling shamed for mistakes they make. There is very little that is worse than feeling the sting of rejection from being called out on slip-ups. It can be a big deal that has a negative effect on someone’s performance and life for a very long time. And when others see someone else shamed, it makes them less likely to admit their mistakes.

Quiet Quitting – What Employers Need to Know


Organizations cannot afford to lose talent through attrition or sustain a loss of productivity without it impacting the internal dynamics and the external competitiveness of an organization.

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

In the workplace, this manifests as low engagement, high attrition, bullying, toxic culture, harassment, lack of psychological safety and stifled communication. Welcome to the May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication.

Retention: Build a Culture They Won’t Want to Leave

The Center For Leadership Studies

Either way, culture issues will eventually affect employees in their day-to-day work experience, upping the risk of attrition. The employee shortage in the U.S. isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon.

What are the basics of a people strategy?

HR Digest

Without a well-thought-out people strategy, there can be inconsistencies in managing employees leading to human resource (HR) issues and even employee attrition. .

How Should Leaders Address Challenge Of Low Performers?

Tanveer Naseer

However, according to data from the Eagle Hill National Attrition Survey , low performers can have significantly negative effects on an organization. Low performers in management roles contribute to attrition among high performers. The following is a guest piece by Terri Williams. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and a company is only as strong as its lowest-performing employees.

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More Than a Buzzword: Let’s Be Honest About Diversity and Inclusion

N2Growth Blog

This doesn’t factor in the high turnover costs for employee attrition… Organizations that espouse true D&I recognize that every individual within the organization brings a unique perspective and contribution to the organization’s ‘why’ and thus organizations actively seek out hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds, and keep them by creating a culture of inclusiveness.

Getting to the Root Cause of the Great Resignation

The Center For Leadership Studies

Leaders that help others recognize that the root cause of challenges, like attrition during disruptive change might well have something to do with aggregate WPD, frequently double down on their efforts to build a culture defined by effective leadership. Root cause !

Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Great Leadership By Dan

Sharon Allen, Deloitte’s chairman of the board, notes that, by focusing on talent management and retention strategies, “executives may be able to reduce attrition.” Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002.

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12 Questions to Ask When Conducting a Stay Interview

The Center For Leadership Studies

As we all look for ways to get ahead of attrition and retain high performers amid the current upheaval, “stay interviews” have emerged as a valuable strategy.

Three Ways to Improve Retention on Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

For organizations, attrition is an expensive issue that takes money away from impactful progress, innovation, employee benefits, and enjoyable team activities. Guest post from Hilary Grosskopf : Managing a team can sometimes feels more like managing a revolving door.

Are You Filling In The Blanks?

Lead Change Blog

Are these good gaps due to promotional opportunities, or bad gaps due to attrition? Do you remember those fill-in-the-blank questions on the tests and quizzes you took in school? Those questions where we had to fill in the missing word, phrase, or other answer to show that we understood the subject matter. You realize all along that the teacher had the answer, and they never gave it to you. Because it was your job as a student to study and know the material.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit. For two years (2016 and 2017) Deloitte’s Global Human Capital trends survey has positioned organizational redesign as the number one concern for businesses. In 2016 they termed this the ‘Rise of Teams’ and 2017 ‘The Organization of the Future – Arriving Now’.

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9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

Regardless, your LDP should have stated goals with specific success indicators that are measurable, such as higher bench strength, higher engagement scores, lower attrition, etc. A recent Bersin study reported that U.S. companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. That’s great news. But is it worth the investment? Just because an organization has a leadership development program doesn’t mean it’s successful, does it?

Maneuver Strategy

Coaching Tip

Unlike attrition, maneuver never seeks to attack an incumbent in head-to-head competition. Maneuver strategy has been used by the military since King Leonidas and Genghis Khan, yet businesses all too often neglect it.