Q & A – What amount of turnover is acceptable?

Q: What amount of turnover is acceptable?

A: The amount of turnover that is acceptable depends on a particular organization’s business objectives and how turnover is impacting the ability to meet those objectives.  Some amount of turnover may be healthy or desirable.  For example, turnover may increase due to cultural changes in the organization, a shift in business objectives, or to bring in new ideas.  In addition, organizations that have staffing needs fluctuate based on client demands, may be less interested in how to retain the employees long term than on how to meet specific client deadlines.