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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.

Attrition Forum
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Expert Tips - Attrition Premium

Why Employees Stay: Contextual Factors Influencing Job Embeddedness

Mitchell, Lee and Tyler (2014) focus on the contextual (or external) factors that influence employees’ staying, instead of emphasizing the fact...
Usage (application): Employee Retention, Attrition, Organizational Commitment, Employee Satisfaction

Resources - Attrition Premium

Managing Employee Separation and Employee Retention

Presentation about the retention and separation of employees, including the following sections:
1. Learning Objectives
2. Strategic Employee...
Usage (application): Employee Turnover, Employee Retention, Employee Separation, Discipline, Layoffs, Dismissing, Employee Termination

Reasons and Secrets of Employee Retention

This presentation is about Employee Retention and includes the following sections:
1. Introduction
2. Reasons for Employees to Leave
Usage (application): Employee Retention, Attrition

The Employee Commitment Pyramid

Stum (2013) developed the so-called Performance Pyramid. His model is clearly based on Maslow’s H...
Usage (application): Employee Commitment, Employee Motivation









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