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Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay by Freada Kapor Klein

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Appendix B. Determining the Cost of Unfairness

The financial cost of unfairness presented in this study is an estimate based upon the results of the 2007 Corporate Leavers Survey. The basic mathematical calculations used to determine the cost of voluntary turnover due solely to unfairness are as follows:

Population of employed civilians Percentage of population who are × professionals or managers Number of professionals and managers in U.S. labor force
Percentage of × managers and rofessionals who left solely due to unfairness 1.5 × total annual × compensation of professional or manager Cost of voluntary turnover due solely to unfairness

To determine the population of employed civilians, we consulted the 2000 U.S. Census. According to the census, ...

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