The average employee exit costs 33% of their annual salary.
Companies are now facing huge issues trying to retain their staff for a variety of reasons such as The Great Resignation, post Covid disruption and employees now prioritizing a better work-life balance.
Retention and turnover are two sides of the same coin. You can’t fix retention without first uncovering the reasons for the turnover. Due to the high cost of turnover, executives and HR are making both retention and turnover an equal priority.
Many organizations try to improve retention from an engagement angle. The approach is to increase engagement in order to improve retention, however, this approach doesn’t consider the whole problem. Engagement surveys often hide the volatility of the employee experience and the reason why individual employees leave.
Despite there being many programs, surveys and software vendors that promote their products for engagement, exit and retention solutions, in reality there has been little progress in how these convert to genuine successful strategies.