How Can I Predict Turnover Before It Happens?

Oct 17 2019

Wish you could see employee turnover coming so that you can address problems before things have gone too far? With unemployment at a 50-year low, replacing valuable employees is something we all want to avoid. You can more accurately predict pending turnover by…

…asking important questions—regularly—that can offer insight into whether you have an employee who is a flight risk. If you think about an employee and answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, take action to turn things around and/or create a solid backup plan:

1. Has your employee had a recent professional disappointment like being passed over for a raise or promotion?

2. Has there been a noticeable decrease in new ideas, contributions, or enthusiasm for solving problems?

3. Is there more negativity than usual from a normally positive employee or has a typically negative employee suddenly started acting much happier?

4. Have you gotten strange or reluctant reactions to long-term deadlines?

5. Have you seen an increase in unplanned absences?

If you ask yourself these questions about every employee at 6-month intervals, you may get ahead of some turnover that is looming in your company. These five questions are part of our more in-depth turnover assessment that you can use to raise awareness in your managers, ultimately holding them responsible to regularly evaluate their team and report their findings to you.

To learn more about how you can identify signs of turnover, or for help in addressing those warning signs, give us a call or reach out to us using the online chat tool in the lower left corner of your screen.



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