Employee Turnover

July 20, 2020
Employee Turnover blog

Employee turnover is the number of employees that leave an organisation. This can be put due to a number of reasons.

Every organisation worries about a high employee turnover. When an employee leaves an organisation, it is a costly and time consuming  period when a company has to begin an interviewing process and then after weeks of analysing CVS and asking countless applicants where they see themselves in five years time, there is the tedious onboarding process and training programmes that follow suit. The average hiring process is 24 days.

Studies show that at any one time 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job. In the 21st century, people are much more likely to work several different jobs across their career and switch between companies and departments than previous generations.

There are several reasons for a high employee turnover. Those include a lack of career advancement and development opportunities and a lack of training. These can be improved by a better hiring and onboarding procedure and establishing a training management plan.

When a new hire starts in an organisation, the onboarding process is an important step. A poor onboarding experience will lead to frustrated employees and this may influence their productivity.

A new hire may have to get to grips with new software, but an employee showing a new hire how to use a system may fly through the system and confuse the new hire. This can lead to a new hire starting their experience within an organisation negatively.

Switching onboarding to an online platform were new hires can train at their own pace is much more effective and they start within an organisation more positively, which in turn means that they will be less likely to leave the company.

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A training and development plan will mean that employees feel like they have a purpose and a path in an organisation. Most people leave a job because they feel that they are in a dead end job. By allowing staff the time and providing them with the resources and time employees will feel much more enriched and motivated, which will lead to them to feeling happier in their work and less likely to leave a company, reducing employee turnover.

Training should not stop with lower levels of an organisational hierarchy. Management should partake in training on how to lead and manage teams effectively. Poor direction can be another reason why employees leave adding to a higher employee turnover. Training that allows senior management how best to deal with conflict and other issues which may arise within the working environment will lead to a much more positive workforce and organisation culture.

It is also a good idea to train management on how to identify reasons behind a high employee turnover to help them develop strategies and procedures in place to reduce the amount of employees leaving an organisation.

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