Percentage of new hire retention after 12 months

This measure calculates the percentage of new hires (middle management/specialists, operational workers/office staff, and senior management/executives) that are still employed at the business entity 12 months after accepting the job offer. It is part of a set of process efficiency measures that help companies optimize their "reward and retain employees" process by minimizing waste and refining resource consumption.

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Measure Category:
Process Efficiency
Measure Id:
104770
Total Sample Size:
1,964 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
Yes

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are percent.

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12 month retention rate for new hires

Key Terms

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Middle Management/Specialist

Middle management/specialist refers to managers with budgetary and/or supervisory responsibility who report to senior management and/or line managers. Typically they would have supervisors and/or line managers report to them. This staff level also includes specialists. Sample titles might include functional vice president, function/department manager, and process/line manager.

Senior Management/Executive

Senior management/executive refers to the highest-ranking officers and the managers below executives. These managers would typically have several managers reporting to them and have functional or business unit responsibility. Sample titles might include CxO, Executive vice president, Director, and Sr. Vice President.

Operational Workers/Office Staff

For the purpose of this study, operational workers/office staff refers to all employees who do not have any management responsibility. For example, this would include white-collar non managerial employees.

Retention Rate

The number of employees at the end of the year that were present at the beginning of the year divided by total number of employees at the beginning of the year.

Process efficiency

Process efficiency represents how well a process converts its inputs into outputs. A process that converts 100% of the inputs into outputs without waste is more efficient than one that converts a similar amount of inputs into fewer outputs.

Median

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 7.5.1 - Develop and manage reward, recognition, and motivation programs (10494) - Developing a salary/compensation structure and plan; developing a benefits and reward plan; develop commission plan; performing competitive analyses of benefits and rewards; identifying compensation requirements based on compensation, benefits, and HR policies; administering compensation, commission, and rewards to employees; and rewarding and motivating employees.
    • 7.5.1.1 - Develop salary/compensation structure and plan (10498) - Creating the framework for the provision of salary/compensation to employees. Break down the salary structure into different components such as fixed pay, variable pay, bonus, and allowances such medical allowance, and rent allowance, etc. Develop, adjust, and maintain a pay structure.
    • 7.5.1.2 - Develop benefits and reward plan (10499) - Developing a plan for provision of rewards, commission, and benefits to employees. Plan health benefits, retirement benefits, non-monetary benefits, etc.
    • 7.5.1.3 - Perform competitive analysis of benefit and rewards (10500) - Analyzing and evaluating the organization's benefits and rewards plan. Compare/Benchmark the benefits and employees plan with other organizations to adhere to industry standard practices.
    • 7.5.1.4 - Identify compensation requirements based on financial, benefits, and HR policies (10501) - Recognizing the employee requirements for compensation on the basis of the financial, benefits, and HR policies of the organization. Recognize individual compensation requirements regarding the financial policies of the organization. Consider the benefits plan and overall HR policies while selecting compensation requirements.
    • 7.5.1.5 - Administer compensation and rewards to employees (10502) - Managing the provision of compensations and rewards to the employees while maintaining consistency with the compensation and benefits plan. Follow the compensation and benefits plan rigorously in order to avoid any discrepancies.
    • 7.5.1.6 - Reward and motivate employees (10503) - Rewarding and stimulating the performance efforts of employees. Create methods for motivating employees. Spur extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
  • 7.5.2 - Manage and administer benefits (10495) - Managing and ensuring benefits enrollment by the employees. Process any benefit claims made by the employees. Balance the estimated amount and entitled amount of benefits.
    • 7.5.2.1 - Deliver employee benefits program (10504) - Implementing the programs that specify employee benefits, other than salary provided, such as those concerning medical care, death, and disability.
    • 7.5.2.2 - Administer benefit enrollment (10505) - Handling the employee enrollment for obtaining benefits. Manage employee enrollment and eligibility. Encourage employees to enroll for benefits.
    • 7.5.2.3 - Process claims (10506) - Processing any formal requests or demands made by the employees claiming that they have earned some benefits. Send the request further up the managerial hierarchy to ensure approval.
    • 7.5.2.4 - Perform benefit reconciliation (10507) - Carrying out reconciliation of benefits delivered to employees. Compare the estimated benefit requirement made by the employee and the actual amount of benefits the employee is entitled to receive.
  • 7.5.3 - Manage employee assistance and retention (10496) - Managing activities centered around delivering programs to support work/life balance for employees; developing family support systems; reviewing retention and motivation indicators; and reviewing compensation plans.
    • 7.5.3.1 - Deliver programs to support work/life balance for employees (10508) - Designing programs that prompt proper balance between work (i.e., career and ambition) and lifestyle (i.e., health, pleasure, leisure, family, and spiritual development/meditation). Account for dependent care, flexible working arrangements, leaves of absence, on-the-job training, etc.
    • 7.5.3.2 - Develop family support systems (10509) - Creating a support structure that aligns with local and federal laws that allow for support for families. This could include things like maternity leave, care for a family member, or in some cases, extended sick leave.
    • 7.5.3.3 - Review retention and motivation indicators (10510) - Reassessing the indicators for retention and motivation of employees. Monitor the indicators that signal the levels of motivation and retention. Regularly update and upgrade indicators to avoid depreciation and ensure high efficiency.
    • 7.5.3.4 - Review compensation plan (10511) - Analyzing existing compensation plans and making changes necessary to continue to retain employees.
  • 7.5.4 - Administer payroll (10497) - Managing the sum of all financial records of salaries for an employee, including wages, bonuses, and deductions. Use a payroll management system to deal with the financial aspects of employees' salaries, allowances, deductions, gross pay, net pay, etc. Generate pay slips for a specific period.