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Employee Retention Rate

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by GOATMAN GEORGE, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. GOATMAN GEORGE

    GOATMAN GEORGE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Hello,

    Would like to hear some of your retention rates when hiring employees. For example; Are 1 out of every 6 employees you hire turn out to be a reliable seasonal employee?

    I have 4 employees with (1) stuck around from last year. I had to interview about 23 people to find those 3, who ended up being referrals from contacts. When I was hiring I was not having a high success rate in finding potential employees.
     
  2. me!

    me! LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    we have 10-12 employees, About 1/2-2/3 of the ones we hire end up making it past the training phase. Then we will lose one or 2 a season of the ones that make it due to truly better opportunities.

    For every person we hire, we go through 20+ apps to find 1
     

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