The following article was originally published in KMWorld.
Employee departures and other status changes are an unavoidable business reality. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) estimates that the average annual rate of employee separations from an organization is 13 to 15 percent. When departmental transfers and prolonged leaves of absence, such as maternity leaves or sabbaticals, are factored in, the rate of employee “movements” that occur each year is probably closer to 20 percent. It is not uncommon for large organizations to experience 30 or more actionable employee status changes each week.