Research staff leave at the rate of 30% annually. More than 20% of information technology staff leave every year. These rates of turnover exceed industry standards. Staff leave because their pay is inadequate, their benefits are threatened and they have better opportunities elsewhere.
- Most positions take about 6 months of training to get fully up to speed. This takes the time of both the new hire as well as the trainer.
- Posting, interviewing and selecting new employees takes time and resources away from our University work
- Each time a trained employee leaves, UC loses the institutional and subject area knowledge vested in that employee
- High turnover sets a ceiling on the overall ability to progress because the University cannot keep the most qualified and competent
- When staff have no expectation of staying they focus on building a resume and preparing for their next endeavor which is not always what is best for a quality university
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