Michigan Works! Southeast Turnover Study Results: Learn why your employees are leaving

In February 2019, six Michigan Works! Agencies contracted with the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan to examine employee turnover in the region. We learned that employee turnover is not tracked at the Federal or State level, which is why we feel it is incredibly important to identify key reasons for employee turnover.

Based on research conducted by United Way, we are becoming more familiar with the needs of members in our communities who are working more than one job and are still earning less than the poverty level of income, or the ALICE Population (Asset Limited Income Constraint Employed). We commend United Way for their continued efforts in conducting research and sharing their findings with their community partners.

Michigan Works! Southeast Employee Turnover Study

Learn why your employees are leaving

According to ALICE | Hillsdale County

45% of the population are unable to meet basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation.

According to ALICE | Jackson County

42% of the population are unable to meet basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation.

According to ALICE | Lenawee County

37% of the population are unable to meet basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation.

According to ALICE | Livingston County

31% of the population are unable to meet basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation.

According to ALICE | Washtenaw County

39% of the population are unable to meet basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation.

71.3%

Of responding employers are concerned about employee turnover

1-3 Months

29% of responding employers say it takes on average 1-3 months to bring a new employee to full productivity

9%

The most frequently cited reasons for employee turnover include transportation & child care, yet only 9% of responding employers offer transportation assistance and 3.4% of responding employers offer child care assistance

$4,000 to $10,000 Per Employee

Average cost of turnover for one employee after 6 weeks of employment (depending on the position)

What employers need to know

Step 1: Contact your local Business Services Coordinator to learn about services offered to decrease employee turnover

Step 2: We will connect you with our local expert to schedule a 'meet and greet' with you and your decision makers

Step 3: Invest in a better future! Sign on to an existing or new Business Resource Network to help solve retention concerns