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Building blocks Overall, firms promote 8.9 percent of employees, while new hires make up a much larger portion of positions being filled, at 30.2 percent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workers who get passed over for a promotion while their team member advanced are more apt to quit than workers in other teams where no promotion occurred, according to The ADP Research Institute’s 2019 State of the Workforce Report: Pay, Promotions and Retention.

The inaugural benchmarking report for pay and promotion practices among employers with 50 or more workers found that teams where a promotion occurred experience a turnover rate of 13.3 percent, while teams without a promotion have 12.3 percent turnover.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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