What is the cost of employee dissatisfaction?



According to research:


  • On average, 17.2% of employees

are actively disengaged at work;

the cost of disengagement is 34%

of an employee's salary.  That means 

for every six employees salaried

at $50,000, you are losing $17,000.

  • The average economic cost of

replacing a single employee:

213% of one year’s compensation

for that position.

  • Companies ranked highest for ethics outperformed the Russell 1000 index throughout the decade ending in 2016 within a range of 1-4 percentage-points.


  • Potential increase to a company’s net value over a three year period from retaining a sales person for a third year: as much as $1.3 million.


In an article for Huffpost, Lattice CEO Jack Altman offers the following example:


If you are a 150 person company with 11% annual turnover, your costs will be:


  • $25k per person on hiring

  • $10k on each turnover and development

  • $50k average productivity opportunity cost when refilling a role


Your total annual cost of turnover would be: $1.57 million.


Reducing this by just 20% would immediately save you over $300,000. And that says nothing of the emotional headache and cultural drain felt from losing great people.

Real expenses of employee turnover include:

  • Hiring

  • Onboarding

  • Training

  • Ramp time

  • Higher business error rates

  • General loss of engagement

  • Negative cultural impact


According to the latest research by the Trust Edge Leadership Institute, what employees rank most important in their job is having an employer they can trust.


Do your employees trust you?  

Do they trust one another?


Compliance laws are meant to ensure ethical conduct.  But that hasn’t helped Wells Fargo, Novartis, or United Airlines, among many others.  Why don’t they work?

Ethics governs the vast gray area between

what is legal and what is illegal.  Trying to

legislate ethics is like trying to reproduce

the Mona Lisa from a child’s paint-by-numbers

art set.  You end up with an embarrassing

imitation that is an insult to the real thing.

How do you create a culture of ethics?  

It’s not as hard as you think. But you need

to follow the right path if you want to get

there.  And you need a guide to show you the way.


Can you afford to keep drifting on the sea of ethical confusion?

Are you ready to discover the secrets of being an ethical leader?