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Annualized Turnover at is a Manageable 18% for 2012...

Admit it - if you're a reader of this blog, you'd love to know what the turnover at is.  If that company existed, that is.  You'd see the number, get to gossip a bit about it, wag the proverbial finger a bit, etc.

Good news - that company does exist - kind of.  I got an email from LinkedIn that included the picture below and the startling assessment that my network has 18% turnover.  Take a look and let's talk after the jump: (email subs click "display pictures" to see the graphic)

Linkedin turnover

I know what you're saying - It's a handsome group.  If this were my company (2 of the people in this montage actually work for my company), you'd be worried that the hiring powers at naturally sway to the "hire good looking people" thing.  Or maybe good looking people are the only ones that update their LinkedIn profile with a picture.  It's also a diverse group, as evidenced by the guy channelling U2's Bono with the shaded glasses in the biggest pic at the bottom of the montage.

To be fair, not all of these people switched companies. With that in mind, I'll estimate the actual annualized turnover in the Kris Dunn network at 10%.  Which means my network is a cocoon of sorts, immune to the craziness of the world.  Stable. Dependable.

Playing it close to the vest.

You people are living the suburban dream.  Risk adverse, the inhabitants of long for the job security of the 90's, and are keeping their head down, lest "the man" see them with too much time on their hands and wondering what "you would say you do here?"

What's the right number for annualized turnover (people switching companies) in your network?

20%?  30%?  

I'm looking to do what I can in 2013 for raise my network's annualized turnover.  It's healthier for everyone when it's approaching 30%.

Change is good.  Safe sucks.  Your kids and cats gotta eat... 



What would you say you do here?

"Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work."

- Peter Gibbons

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