Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report

The voluntary sector is experiencing a “revolving door” of staff with employee turnover levels at a post-recession high of 22 per cent, according to a People Count Third Sector Report released today by Agenda Consulting.

The survey involving 71 UK third sector organisations, found that staff departures were are up from 18 per cent at the height of the recession in 2011.

Roger Parry, chief executive of Agenda Consulting (pictured) told Civil Society News: “We are seeing a revolving door of employees in the voluntary sector. At 22 per cent, the turnover levels of staff in the voluntary sector is higher than the private sector which has an average turnover of about 14 or 15 per cent.

“This is partly a result of a vibrant scene in London where fundraisers are in demand. There are lots of jobs in the South East of England so staff are able to easily switch.”

The increased staff turnover levels reflects a healthier third sector economy but sees a detrimental dent in the pockets of charities affected by moving staff, Parry said.

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