2011 “Biggest Quits” Announces Top 10 Resignations in the U.S.

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Retensa presents the “Biggest Quits of 2011,” the most significant resignations in U.S. business, sports, entertainment and politics.

“What I told our company was that we were just going to invest our way through the downturn, that we weren’t going to lay off people, that we’d taken a tremendous amount of effort to get them into Apple in the first place."
- Steve Jobs

Retensa, a leader in Employee Retention Strategies and Research, publishes its most unique seventh annual “Biggest Quits” list. In 2011, more organizations lost executives after staying 20 months than 20 years. When employees see their captains jump ship what message does it send down the ranks? What message does it send to investors and stakeholders? Each year, Retensa compiles a list of the top 10 most noteworthy resignations across all US industries, sports, and government. Fewer resignations at the top took place this year, but those who did made headlines.

A visionary, ruthless, genius forever changed the standards of technology and gay rights lost a Washington insider. The "Big Daddy” of television, the Red Sox, and Middle East peacemakers. Do those leaders’ impact compare to Phil Jackson’s? His 12 championship rings would say so. What’s the connection between everyone here and Groupon? It is one of the most unique year-end reviews in the US, the link is the Top 10 “Biggest Quits” List. If you ever shopped at Costco, you know they need to retain every employee they can, and one very important person resigned last year. Be careful using Twitter, because some Tweets are made for walking, and that’s just what they did in 2011.

Instability breeds uncertainty and organizations are already faced with the challenge of remaining steady to retain their top talent in an ever-changing workplace. Find out whose resignations made an impact big enough to create change in 2011. The answers can be found in the seventh annual publication of Retensa’s Top 10 “Biggest Quits of 2011”.

About the “Biggest Quits” List
The most significant U.S.-based resignations qualify for inclusion on Retensa’s annual “Biggest Quits” List. To make the top 10, Retensa applies three criteria: (1) the magnitude of impact in the individual’s industry or field, (2) the financial loss or loss of influence of the enduring organization, and (3) the degree that the enduring organization is unprepared to respond. View and post your comments on this year’s list at: http://www.biggestquits.com.

About Retensa
Retensa addresses the social and economic impact of employee turnover for public, private, and non-profit organizations on 5 continents in 9 languages. They combine experience and web-based technology to develop, motivate, and retain a company’s best employees. To create the “Retention Environment,” Retensa provides expertise in HR Metrics, Mentoring, On-line Employee Surveys, On-line Exit Interviews, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning and talent management solutions. For more information about the results you can achieve visit http://www.retensa.com or call 212.545.1280.

To learn more about Retensa or the annual Biggest Quits, please contact:
Anna Wong
anna (at) retensa (dot) com


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