retention rate

Definition

Retained earnings divided by total after-tax earnings, expressed as a percentage.

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You should try and keep a high retention rate on your staff so that you are holding on to the right people.

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I did not know what our retention rate was, but I planned on figuring it out very soon and very quickly as well.

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The retention rate was an especially useful ratio and calculation because we really wanted to know the after tax effects.

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