The employee lifecycle: 6 stages of recruitment, retention, and more
The course of a person’s employment can be tracked by the employee life cycle. Everyone experiences the same cycle stages, but people can move through them at different speeds. For example, a person may spend five years in the retention stage, whereas another may stay for only two.
The time a person spends in each stage can reflect changes that are going on within your organisation. For example, when employee engagement is high, you may notice there are fewer people transitioning to the separation stage.
Any changes or policies you create can affect the employee life cycle. Ideally, you want to create a working environment where people take as long as possible to reach the separation stage. However, keep in mind that plenty of situations can trigger a resignation and some are outside of your control.
In this article we cover:
- What the employee lifecycle is
- The 6 employee lifecycle stages
- Why the employee lifecycle is important
- The importance of the employee lifecycle
- Tools for employee life cycle management