Most organizations know their turnover rate but very few know what it means or how to improve it. Understanding turnover by geography can help employers identify potential problems that can be fixed.

For example, an organization is experiencing its highest turnover in Texas. Is this actually a problem or could it be an indication of other factors impacting the Texas labor market? Comparison to regional benchmarks enables the organization to target the states that are underperforming – which may not necessarily be the states with the highest turnover – and refine its strategy accordingly.