Anyone with Business101 sense, or even Business 090, knows that it is incredibly cheaper to keep your employees than to have to hire new ones.
Bottom LineThere is a high cost to employee turnover. The higher the employee turnover rate the higher the cost. Smart companies work hard to measure employee satisfaction and act to minimize turnover. It is cheaper to keep your current employees motivated and productive than it is to find, hire, and train new ones.
With keeping your employees, and keeping them happy, is rule number one in business, it is not a coincidence that the signature legislation of a career politician works to do the exact opposite?
School districts across the state say they are generally seeing higher of teacher turnover and elevated levels of retirements since the passage of the law. Teachers and administrators say the turbulence is, in part, caused by the uncertainty and disruption they face in the wake of Act 10 and other sweeping educational reforms. If the trend continues in the long run, educators say the quality of instruction in classrooms will erode.
In the Wausau School District, the number of resignations in its teaching staff has more than doubled in the past five years. In 2010, the 15 teachers resigned from the district, 2.3 percent of its total teaching staff, said Jeff Gress, the district’s director of human and employee relations. In 2012, the number only increased to 18, or 2.7 percent. But in 2013, 38 teachers, 5.6 percent, left the district, and so far this year, 35 teachers have resigned, 5.1 percent. Gress expects more teachers to quit in the coming weeks.
Why would our Governor, in the most important industry in our state(public education), start his career doing something so blatantly incompetent?