For example, Starbucks' rates of turnover
are between 40 percent and 50 percent.
In fact, she adds that several companies are now touting their low rates of turnover
Other challenges that have slowed the adoption of these technologies are record litigation expenses, adjusting from a cost-based to a margin-driven business model, a full-employment economy that supports high rates of turnover
, and increasingly complex regulations.
Unethical business practices, communication challenges, high rates of turnover
, unprofessional behavior and poor management are common in both company types.
The importance of gaining a better understanding of the factors related to recruitment, motivation, and retention of manufacturing employees is further underscored by rising personnel costs and high rates of turnover
(Alwin and Hauser, 1975; Bartol, 1983; Billings and Wroten, 1978; Blau and Boal, 1989; Conger, 1990; Shore and Martin, 1989).
One logical indicator of this environment is the rate of turnover; less favorable environments can be expected to result in higher rates of turnover
Succeeding sections, then, are organized as follows: 1) an overview of the management of employee turnover particularly as regards whether it may be viewed as functional or dysfunctional to the organization; 2) an overview of transfer focusing on the relationship, if any, between employee transfer behavior and subsequent rates of turnover
and absenteeism; 3) a discussion of the extent to which employee absenteeism is subject to effective intervention by changes in absenteeism policy in the workplace; 4) an examination of the relationship, if any, between absence rates and subsequent turnover; and, 5) an intervention model of the interdependence of turnover, transfer, and absenteeism.