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Visier Monthly Resignation Report

Visier’s monthly resignation report provides definitive insight into the labor market behavior that impacts your business. Explore the rates for your industry and identify which populations are driving employee mobility.

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The overall resignation rate in February 2023 is 1.5%. This is identical to the rate in February of 2020, just prior to the first impacts of the Covid pandemic. The overall resignation rate has reduced by 0.4 percentage points since the beginning of 2023.
About our data

Resignation rates are curated from Visier Community Data. Our database contains 17.6 million employee records from more than 5,000 companies. The companies included in our analyses represent a wide range of industries, including Healthcare, Technology, Financial Services and Insurance, Energy, and Manufacturing. Weighted averages account for different headcounts per each organization.

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Interpret how resignation rates impact you

What defines resignations?

A resignation is an employee event whereby an individual formally gives up their position in a company, and voluntarily ends their contract with their employer. Typically people resign to move to a different employer or some other form of work, e.g. self-employment. Resignations do not include retirements.

The resignation rate measures the percentage of the working population that chose to leave their current employer during a specific period of time. If the number of total employees = 100, and there is one exit per month, it results in a 1% resignation rate.

Why should you care?

Losing an employee through resignation can be costly for organizations. Lost productivity, time to source, hire, and onboard a replacement, as well as the loss of the departing employees’ institutional knowledge and professional networks lead to substantial direct and indirect costs. The average cost to replace a knowledge worker is 1.5x their annual salary.

In addition, changes in rates of resignation, especially when they are different to the overall market, can provide early indication of performance or other business challenges in a specific geography or department.

How to use resignation rate insights

Monitoring the resignation trends in the overall market provides an important context for the people decisions made by your business. Increasing overall rates lead to an increasing volume of new opportunities, which may cause your own people to resign. Decreasing rates can indicate a level of employee uncertainty or caution which can then show up in the overall results for a specific industry sector.

The most value comes from being able to monitor your own rates relative to the market, and identifying how market changes impact the dynamics within your employee population. Through this strategic approach you can better position your business to proactively retain the people that make you successful.

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