Employee Turnover at Apple
Contributions to staff retention at Apple
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What is "Avoidable" turnover?
Employee retention at Apple is unusually high compared to other similar companies. Employee turnover is normal. Employees come and go for many reasons, including personal reasons and reasons that have nothing to do with a specific company. That being said, Apple seems to be doing better than most of their immediate competitors.
What is driving turnover at Apple?
Employee turnover at Apple is primarily driven by company size and employee seniority. Apple has higher than average company size. Companies with high company size typically have higher employee turnover. Meaning that it is more difficult to retain employees and produce high-quality products. Apple has higher than average employee seniority. Companies with high employee seniority typically have lower employee turnover. In other words, their employees are more likely to stay with the company for a long period of time.
The numbers reported here are based on statistical analysis of publicly available employment data of current and past employees of the company. We determine mean tenure based on how long past employees have stayed at the company and how long current employees have been employed. We determine the annual turnover percentage as (1/tenure * 100). We analyse a sample of the employees at a company. We make an effort to sample in a representative way but some bias is unavoidable. Some types of employees may be overrepresented in our sample based on their job, their online activity, and their geographic location. We expect our number to have a confidence interval of approximately 1 year. In other words, if the mean tenure reported is 4 years, the true value lies between 3 and 5 with 98% confidence. Similarly if the average turnover reported is 20% we expect the true value to be between 15% and 25%.
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