Well, if there is a large turnover trend.
There are likely several factors at play.
New hires on the job “expectations” are not being met.
1. During a thorough interview process are the new hire’s expectations /needs explored?
2. How much responsibility are they willing to take on?
3. Do they understand the work environment, business culture?
4. Do they know whether there are high expectations of productivity and what exactly amount of time is spent traveling, meetings and after work commitments are expected. For example receiving calls at home or expectations to be called in on days off?
5. Number of hours of mandatory overtime fully discussed truthfully at time of hire?
6. Amount of personal time, sick time off, how often, whether documentation is required etc.
7. A clear understanding of who their immediate supervisor(s) are?
8. Are they provided with a booklet of company rules, policies?
9. When leaving the company and providing notice, is there an exit interview, if not why not?
10. Are competitor companies offering comparable salaries, insurance and benefits packages or are they basically undermining your company’s ability to maintain retention?
11. Is there a labor Union present.
12. Are all employees faced with abiding by the same rules or are there bosses “favorites?”
13. Is nepotism prevalent throughout your company?
14. Are slackers dealt with or are the productive employees expected to “carry their responsibilities?”
15. When work slows down are employees “blindsided” by being sent home early or given short notice of layoffs?
16. Do clerical or data entry employees “expect” to be allowed to work remotely from home either full time or a hybrid work schedule 3 days at home 2 at the company?
17. Do new hires receive adequate training to accomplish the company’s objectives and requirements?
Younger employees often have more a “sense of entitlement” than older workers. This is one of the vast generational challenges I have observed.
In that case the company may want to add “incentives” to retain new hires, but obviously it can’t be significantly better than present positions or that will cause resentment.