Table 2

Potential Organisational Costs and Benefits of Staff Turnover



Loss of Experienced staff

'New Blood'

- Lost Knowledge

- New Knowledge

- Decreased Morale

- Improve Morale

Constraint on Quality/Level of Service

Allows Career Progression

Separation Costs

Increase in Organisation Flexibility: e.g. skill mix change

Temporary Replacement Costs

Opportunity for Cost Reduction/Consolidation

Recruitment Costs

Decrease in other 'Withdrawal' Behaviour eg Absenteeism

Induction/Training Costs

Source: adapted from (3)

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