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A Turn For The Better

Employee turnover may be good for your business.

This story appears in the March 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Turnover is bad, has long been a cherished management mantra. There's just one problem: It's not true.

"There are definite upsides to people leaving your business," says Julie Davis Salisbury, president of Julie Davis Associates, an Atlanta public relations agency. "I've had some cases where employees quit and it's been the right thing for our business. I've also had to fire a few people, and when I've done it, the business has benefited."

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