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Attrition is when employees decide to leave or retire, and are not replaced by their company.

Regrettable (or negative) attrition is voluntary turnover where high-performing or high-potential employees are leaving the company. This can lead to skill and knowledge gaps, increased workloads, and decreased engagement within the remaining staff.

Non-regrettable (or positive) attrition can be a way for companies to downsize and reduce labor costs, without laying off employees (which is a more deliberate act to reduce the number of people working in an organisation). This type of attrition might happen for a number of reasons, such as a reduction in the number of paying customers, generating smaller revenue, and a lack of new customers.

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