Employee Retention Case Study

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15 Chapter - I Introduction and Research design Introduction Employee retention refers to policies and practices companies use to prevent valuable employees from leaving their jobs. How to retain valuable employees is one of the biggest problems that plague companies in the competitive marketplace .Replacement costs usually are 2.5 times the salary of the individual. The costs associated with turnover may include lost customers and business and damaged morale. In addition there are the hard costs of time spent in screening, verifying credentials, references, interviewing, hiring and training the new employees. (Workforce Planning for Wisconsin State Government, 2005).” “Cost control is the top benefit objective for employers in the…show more content…
Is it just to reduce the turnover costs? It’s not only the cost incurred by a company that emphasizes the need of retaining employees but also the need to retain talented employees from getting poached. The process of employee retention will benefit an organization in the following ways: 1. The Cost of Turnover: The cost of employee turnover adds hundreds of thousands of dollars/rupees to a company's expenses. While it is difficult to fully calculate the cost of turnover (including hiring costs, training costs and productivity loss), industry experts often quote 25% of the average employee salary as a conservative estimate. 2. Loss of Company Knowledge: When an employee leaves, he takes with him valuable knowledge about the company, customers, current projects and past history (sometimes to competitors). Often much time and money has been spent on the employee in expectation of a future return. When the employee leaves, the investment on him is not realized. 3. Interruption of Customer Service: Customers and clients do business with accompany in part because of the people. Relationships are developed that encourage continued sponsorship of the business. When an employee leaves, the relationships that he built for the company are severed leading to potential customer…show more content…
Shiny Nair writes in Google file on Jun 26, 2009 that every company should understand that people are their best commodity. Without qualified people who are good at what they do, any company would be in serious trouble. In the long run, the retention of existing employees saves companies money. As Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evan stated “the cost of replacing lost talent is 70 to 200 percent of that employee’s annual salary. There are advertising and recruiting expenses, orientation and training of the new employee, decreased productivity until the new employee is up to speed, and loss of customers who were loyal to the departing employee. Finding, recruiting, and training the best employees represents a major investment. Once a company has captured talented people, the return-on-investment requires closing the back door to prevent them from walking

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