[IPAC-List] Turnover

Demooy, Adele DemooyA at mwrd.org
Thu Aug 9 11:31:24 EDT 2018

Thank you all for your comments.  In terms of declinations, we went from a low of three in 2011 and to date in 2018, we are at 40.  We are observing declinations across all job classifications....from high level managerial positions (Head Buyer)  to entry level (lab technician, accounting associate, skilled trades, even laborers).   We know that work is plentiful right now - but this trend is a significant change from what we have experienced in prior years.

Now we are contemplating what changes we may need to make to remain an employer of choice - for example, flex time and teleworking.

From: IPAC-List [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Lance Anderson
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Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Turnover

I agree with Rich that it's probably the economy.

>From the Bureau of Labor Statistic's July report:

The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the lowest since the government began collecting data on such workers in 1992.



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SHRM has been running articles on "ghosting:" new hires fail to show up, or they start work and then disappear.  They do not communicate their intentions to the employer.  These could be further indicators of an emerging trend of applicant disinterest in "less attractive" jobs.  Maybe this trend  is a consequence of the economy being close to full employment.

From: IPAC-List [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Shekerjian, Rene (CS)
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Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Turnover

A quick note. NYS has seen a decrease in the number of applicants for certain exams in the past 3 or so years. The numbers show a spike around 2010, that I would attribute to the 2008 meltdown. The spike lasted until approx. 2016. The exams I have looked at were for the less attractive job titles.


René Shekerjian
Director, Testing Services Division

Department of Civil Service
Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, Albany, NY 12239

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Subject: [IPAC-List] Turnover

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has experienced a marked increase in the number of job offer declinations and turnover in the past five years.  As the same time we are experiencing smaller applicant pools for original entrance recruitments.  We're interested in learning if other agencies are noticing a similar trend and if it has resulted in changes in your selection processes, employee benefits, etc.

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