The Turnover Equation

23 05 2011

What if you could translate the amount of monthly or annual turnover in your organization into an equation with various inputs and trajectories? Sadly, quantifying the whole sum of tangible and intangible causes of turnover is practically impossible. However the good news is that a good regression analysis of employee turnover as the dependent variable could prove extremely useful. A regression equation for employee turnover could show for example that a gain-sharing program causes a X% increase in employee retention. Or on the other end, increases in employee paid insurance premium portions or decreased benefits  might cause a Y% increase in turnover.

The examples I am considering are below. Feel free to chime in on any other ideas. I hope to begin compiling data later this week.

Dependent Variable:  Employee Turnover (Annual or Monthly Time Series)

Potential Independent Variables:

  • Local unemployment conditions
  • Company specific or regional wages
  • Insurance premium changes or increases?
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • Industrial organization and competition
  • Employee satisfaction data
  • Training and development budget

Business and Personal Bankruptcies Decline in Oregon

20 05 2011

Really interesting numbers here. This definitely connected with the nonfarm payroll employment increases we see lately.

By Research Editor Brandon Sawyer

Bankruptcies increased again in 2010 but slower than in 2009. Oregon filings grew 10.1% versus 24.0% in California, 8.2% in Washington, 1.1% in Nevada and 8.1% nationwide. However, Oregon business bankruptcy filings decreased 3.0% for the year with more extreme Chapter 7 and milder Chapter 13 filings dropping 7.8% and 6.9%, respectively. Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 12 (family farmer or fisherman) filings, though, jumped 30.6% and 88.8% for the year.

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