“Let’s talk about our employee turnover numbers,” my boss requested.
We were reviewing our employee retention so I started going through the list of people who had left over the past few months.
“We’re happy that person left,” I said about one of our employees.
“Well I’m not,” my boss responded.
I stopped. I thought it was good that the person who quit was someone we didn’t want at the company.
My boss had another perspective. “How many other underperformers do we have on the team whom we’re simply hoping will quit?” he asked.
I think he had a great point. Now I think of it every time I’m in a meeting about employee turnover / retention and someone mentions that it was good that a particular person chose to leave the team.
What do you think?