Employee Turnover at Telia

Mean employee tenure
Implied Annual Turnover
pp. higher than the industry average

Contributions to staff retention at Telia

Company Age

36.3 yr

Company Size

17.6K empl.

Mean Seniority

3.8K days






-200.2 days

About Telia

Our 21 000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 - on their ...

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What is "Avoidable" turnover?

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. In addition, turnover is known to be high in some industries and for some job types. So how much can a company actually do to improve retention? This differs from company to company but we estimate this number. For Telia, we estimate average tenue could be increased by 200 days with effective retention programs. We base this number on a comparison of Telia to other similar companies.

What is driving turnover at Telia?

Employee turnover at Telia is primarily driven by employee seniority and in-demand employee skills. The employees at this company have had more experience than the average employee at other companies. Employees who have been with a company for a longer time are more likely to leave than employees who have been with the company for a shorter time. There are a few reasons why this might be the case. First, employees who have been with a company for a longer time may be more settled in their roles and may not be as excited about the prospect of leaving their job. Second, employees who have been with the company for a longer time may be more jaded about their chances of finding a new job and may be less likely to be enthusiastic about the opportunity to work for a new company. The skills needed by employees at this company are not in high demand. Employee turnover differs significantly between employee groups with different skills sets. Employees with skills that are in hight demand, like software engineering, typically stay with a company for less time than employees in, say, operations or finance.


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%.


We make an effort to report accurate information and to be transparent regarding our methodology. However, we make no warranty of any kind as to the accuracy of these reports. Use at your own risk. If you feel that any of the information reported here is inaccurate for any reason, please let us know.