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Taking a new job is strikingly similar to starting a new relationship

There's a lot of hope that this is The One. The sky is blue, hearts are aflutter, stars are in your eyes. This job is just meant to be!

Or even if it isn't true love, at least there's someone who wants you, and you can take solace in that. They're not perfect, but it's a paycheck, and that's comforting.

But then you get past that initial phase of infatuation and see things clearer. The job isn't what you expected it to be. Or maybe you just don't get along with your new coworkers.

Or maybe you do, and infatuation blossoms into a long-term relationship.

Most relationships don't result in 50+ years of marriage. Most new hires don't become long-term engaged employees.

What's the difference between relationships that last and those that don't?

We put together an infographic that takes a deep look at current data around employee turnover, and the specific reasons why some employees stay, and others leave.

We also examined the benefits of retention and the surprisingly high costs of turnover.

And look out! Right now, almost 70% of your employees are in search of new suitors - including nearly half of your managers.

Enjoy this infographic. As always, the data behind employee engagement and retention can be found at our statistics collection here.

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Written by: Brandon Carter

Brandon is a former writer and marketer for Access Development. He's a frequent blogger on customer and employee engagement & loyalty, consumer trends, and branding. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter at @bscarter


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