What is the diferebnce between turnover and attrition? - attrition rate

ishitaonline Started The Discussion:

hi all can anybody plz tell me what is the diferebnce between turnover and attrition? it will be gr8

Ajmal Mirza -  Member Since: Mar 2005
Hi Ishita

I think that both of them are same.....

Employee Attrition rate is same as Employee Turnover Rate... That is the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers in the company

saipu.pavan -  Member Since: Jun 2005
i want the introduction meaning definition for attriiton and also for the labour&employeerelations

Col -  Member Since: Jul 2004
I have written a short guide to the various definitions of employee turnover, employee attrition etc and how to calculate employee turnover.

You can download the guide using this link:



Ajmal Mirza -  Member Since: Mar 2005
Hi Pavan

Employee Relations Covers communications, employee participation in management decisions, conflict and grievance resolution, trade unions and collective bargaining.

Each of this needs to be studied in detail to understand the Labour Employee Relations

nivedhitha -  Member Since: May 2005
hi by what i understand, attrition rate is the no of ppl leaving the company turnover rate is the def ajmal gave if im wrong pls do notify!

Paladin -  Member Since: Jan 2005
Attrition is reduction in force by means of resignations, retirements and death.

Turnover is defined as a change in the workforce due to accessions, quits, discharges, and layoffs.

The difference being that attrition is a function of a declining workforce, whereas turnover is the function of a stable or expanding workforce.

The general measure of turnover is a percentage, derived from the number of separations divided by the total number of workers on the payroll.

Ex.: 10,000 employees left a workforce of 5,000
10,000/5000 = 10/5 = 2/1 = 200%

joysjyoti -  Member Since: May 2005
Hi Col, Cn’t open the following link You can download the guide using this link: http://www.employee-retention-guide.com/Calculating.pdf any help. cheers!! jo

Col -  Member Since: Jul 2004
I tried it and it worked ok. Simply click on the link then select open when the download box appears. (if that doesn’t work I’m not sure what you could try) Col

saipu.pavan -  Member Since: Jun 2005
I think both of them are same

attrition is a typical number of departures in 6 months or 1 year but the meaning of the turnover is different than the attriiton but attrition means
wearing out but it relates to employees or the leaving procedure were as turnover means profit or rotation of the annual income when ever the topic is related to some reason it must be mentioned as employee turnover then only
it is equal to the attrition


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