Employee resignations rise for a sixth consecutive year

One in five (19 per cent) employees resigned from their job in 2017, up from 15.5 per cent in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR.
Labour turnover statistics from 398 organisations show the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6 per cent.The biggest change in turnover rates was in manufacturing and production. The average voluntary resignation rate increased from 11.7 per cent in 2016 to 18.9 per cent, and the median from 10.5 per cent to 14.3 per cent. Looking at total labour turnover – which includes retirements and dismissals – across all sectors, the figures have moved from an average of 17.4 per cent to 21.5 per cent, and a median of 15 per cent to 19.2 per cent.
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