Employees: finding them, losing them, replacing them.


EmployeesFinding Them

U.S. businesses face an employee shortage. As you and your competitors continue to add personnelpossibly scrambling for each others workersare you prepared to handle turnover issues? Do you know how to get the most out of the staff you have?

The Growth Trend
Companies predicting current positive economic conditions will

  Companies planning changes in staffing levels

The Turnover Problem   The IT Solution
Cost of replacing each employee (per 45% of respondents): $10,000
To reduce turnover, some companies

  Fast-growing companies are turning to information technology (IT) to get the most out of the employees they have now.
Percentage of companies that have upgraded IT in

Sources: The Growth Trend: 848 midsize to large companies, William M. Mercer, Inc., New York City; The Turnover Problem: 206 midsize to large companies, William M. Mercer; The IT Solution: 441 fast-growing companies in $1 million to $50 million revenue range, Coopers & Lybrand, Trendsetter Barometer, New York City.


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