# Turnover rate in a project

I have to calculate the monthly turnover rate of my team.

The formula I am using is the same as described in (http://www.payscale.com/compensation-today/2010/02/how-to-calculate-employee-turnover):

The point is in the beginning of the month I had no employees and in the end of this month I have no employees. We had 5 people that have joined the team and the same 5 people that have left the team in the same month. Replacing this data into the equation I have:

Monthly turnover rate = [ 5 / ( (0 + 0) / 2 ) ] * 100

However, division by 0 does not exist. How should I report this turnover rate?

Thanks,

• Turnover implies a comparison against expectations. How many employees did you expect to retain for the one month period? Dec 17 '14 at 15:35
• Let's say in a ideal situation we would like to retain all employees. Loosing people is loosing know-how. Dec 17 '14 at 15:57
• You're missing the point. Did you expect to have 1 resource for a year (500% monthly turn-over), 2 people for 15 days each, or 5 people for one month (0% turn-over)? Context matters. Dec 17 '14 at 16:08
• @CodeGnome Please take a look at Ashok Ramachandran, he answered my question. Then, you will understand what I wanted with this turnover question. Thanks, Dec 17 '14 at 16:16