Tackling The Problem
Preventing High Turnover
Does tackling employee turnover can feel like an impossible task? If so, you’re not alone. More than 27% of U.S. employees voluntarily left their jobs in 2018, causing employers across the country to scramble to replace critical talent.
The good news is that research has shown that over 75% of the reasons employees quit are preventable. While it isn’t always easy, the organizations have the ability to directly influence many of the factors that cause employees to resign.
How We Help
A children’s hospital we partner with identified five of their divisions that required more specialized nurses and had higher turnover rates than other parts of the organization. The specificity of Work Institute’s data informed multiple interventions including:
- Building out a nursing career ladder
- Partnering with local university to provide increased tuition assistance
- Strategically removing several poor nurse managers
- Realignment of some personnel to ensure adequate supervision
- Revamped the orientation & onboarding processes
These efforts reduced turnover between 11% and 34% across the included departments.