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What is Employee Turnover?

Employee turnover is the number of employees who leave your company during a given time period.

A high turnover rate can be costly for organizations, leading to excessive replacement hires and potential skills gaps.

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Employee Turnover

Employees may leave a company for any number of reasons, by their own discretion or by a company's decision.

Voluntary turnover is when an employee willingly leaves a company for another company and involuntary turnover is when an employee leaves a company because of termination.


Divide the total number of employees who leave your organization in a month by the average employee count at your company.


Multiply this number by 100 to determine your employee turnover rate percentage.

Now that you know your company’s employee turnover rate, see how you stack up against industry averages from 2021.

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  • What is employee turnover rate?

    Employee turnover is the number of employees who leave your company during a given time period.

  • How is turnover calculated with an example?

    You can create a simple turnover calculator in Excel to track your company’s rate over time.

    Here is a simple way to create a spreadsheet that will calculate your turnover rate:

    1. Create a spreadsheet with the following six columns:

    • Month
    • Opening Balance (Number of Employees)
    • Employees IN
    • Employees OUT
    • Closing Balance (Number of Employees)
    • Turnover Percentage

    Your rows will be the names of each month.

    2. Enter your data

    Manually input the numbers for the “opening balance,” “employees In,” and “employees out” columns.

    3. Input formulas

    Calculate the closing balance by adding the opening balance and the employees who joined, then subtracting the number of employees who left.

    Employee Turnover Calculator

    Given that the employee turnover rate equals the number of employees who left divided by the average number of employees working during that period, the formula ends up being =(D2/((B2+E2)/2)). To get the number in percentage form, select the column, then press the percentage button in the toolbar. This will automatically calculate the turnover percentage.

  • Is a 10% turnover rate high?

    No, compared to the average turnover rate, 10% is significantly lower.

  • How do you calculate employee turnover in Excel?

    To calculate your company's average monthly employee turnover rate, simply divide the total number of employees who leave your organization in a month by the average employee count at your company.

  • What is the average turnover rate?

    The average turnover rate in the U.S. is 3.8% in 2023.3

  • What is the difference between turnover and attrition?

    Compared to employee turnover which is usually classified as an employee leaving voluntarily or involuntarily, employee attrition is a broader term that can also apply to retirement and any other unforeseen changes.

  • What are the 3 types of turnover?

    The different types of turnover can include voluntary turnover, involuntary and retirement. 

  • What is the difference between turnover and churn?

    Employee churn and employee turnover can often refer to the same thing. Churn is the overall turnover within a company.

  • What does a 100% turnover rate mean?

    A 100% turnover rate would mean a company replaced its entire workforce in a given time period.

All information herein is for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for any other use. The information herein does not constitute the rendering of professional advice by DailyPay. DailyPay does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of any information provided to you.

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