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What's the Tipping Point for Turnover?

September 15, 2014
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We may have an attrition problem, but I'm not quite sure. Our turnover is between 12 and 15 percent the last three years, but this year is ticking closer to 20 percent. This does not include involuntary terminations due to downsizing/restructuring. We know some turnover is due to market factors, and some due to cultural growing pains (we've doubled in size the last five years). From an analytic view, how could we determine if our turnover might present a future lingering problem?

—Starting to Worry, HR manager, software/services, Minnesota


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How Do We Justify Retention Efforts?

August 29, 2014
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How do we craft a compelling argument to justify the need to retain employees? Our agency is short of staff, yet the unit is saddled with the responsibility of keeping people and property safe by enforcing traffic rules and regulations. We are concerned about the impact of not having adequate staff and want to convince higher-ups to ensure we have the staff we need.

— Critical Need, project specialist, government, Nigeria


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Analytics for Dummies

August 19, 2014
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Workforce analytics is a confusing topic for many employers. Luckily, there are plenty of software companies developing products to change that.
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Interview With John Boudreau: Analyze This — and That and That

November 10, 2013
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A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.
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Workforce Analytics: Disney’s Real-Life Fairy Tale

October 9, 2013
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Disney has become data-conscious in the way it manages its creative workforce.
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A Smarter Way to Measure Turnover

October 2, 2013
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Do you know if there is any kind of normal attrition or resignation numbers for industries or size of companies? What is considered normal?

—Not Sure When to Worry, automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan


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Big Data Explained

October 2, 2013
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What is big data and why should HR care about it?

—Puzzled Practitioner


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