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Description of Attrition. Explanation.




Definition Attrition. Description.

Attrition is a Human Resources Management term that describes the rate at which a workforce is gradually reduced due to employees leaving a firm through normal means such as retirement, resignation and death. Contrary to forced labor reductions (firing, mass layoffs).

To avoid employee disengagement, companies typically use a number of mechanisms:

It can be also used to indicate the action of not filling openings created by voluntary resignation and normal retirements.

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Why Employees Stay: Contextual Factors Influencing Job Embeddedness

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Usage (application): Employee Retention, Attrition, Organizational Commitment, Employee Satisfaction

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Managing Employee Separation and Employee Retention

Presentation about the retention and separation of...
Usage (application): Employee Turnover, Employee Retention, Employee Separation, Discipline, Layoffs, Dismissing, Employee Termination

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Usage (application): Employee Retention, Attrition

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Usage (application): Employee Commitment, Employee Motivation

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