US Mercer Turnover Survey

A robust employee retention strategy starts with key insights

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As an HR professional, you know that managing employee turnover is essential to the short- and long-term success of your organization. While some turnover may be beneficial by way of revitalizing or fine-tuning your workforce, it can also bring about unexpected interruption to ongoing projects, succession planning setbacks, and costly recruiting cycles. Understanding turnover rate norms and where your organization’s metrics may not align to the market is a good way to start optimizing your talent management strategies to ensure retention of critical employees and skills.

Identify turnover rates across numerous skill levels with the US Mercer Turnover Survey. Benchmark against all organizations, or narrow the data by industry and employee group. Compare your staffing and workforce retention metrics to your labor market competitors, using data on:

  • Hiring rates.
  • Voluntary turnover.
  • Involuntary turnover.
  • Retirement separations.
Are you ready to reinforce your talent retention strategy?

Participation open: March – May, 2021

Results publish: November, 2021

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Data Collected

  • Hiring Rates
  • Involuntary Turnover
  • Retirement Separations
  • Voluntary Turnover

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Employee Group

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-professional

Want to understand turnover trends in Canada too? Access the Canada Mercer Turnover Survey for key insights on turnover by type, industry, and employee group in Canada.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 1, 2021
  • Participation Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Report Available: November, 2021

Please note: This survey was not conducted in 2020. Next survey release date is planned for 2021. 


2021 US Mercer Turnover Survey USD 200

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2021 Survey Participation

2021 survey participation is now closed. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Why should you participate?

  • Identify areas of focus within your company where turnover rates are out of alignment with the broader market.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

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