You just lost another one. People are looking to you, because... well, you're the HR leader and you're responsible for turnover, right?
Of course, you know that there are a lot of reasons that people leave. But you also know that your calls for a more competitive compensation structure has fallen on deaf ears.
That's OK. It actually gives you an opportunity to break out the following go-to line sure to be repeated away from HR:
--"We're organ donors for the rich"
You need a go-to line to underscore your lack of competitiveness when it comes to total comp. Would you rather go with "We're organ donors for the rich", or "we really need to look at the competitiveness of our comp plan next budget season"?
Words matter. Use talking tracks that get repeated when you're not around. It's part of your HR Brand.