15 Aug 2015

One-third of Govt staff don't last a year

6:06 pm on 15 August 2015

Nearly a third of government staff leave their jobs within a year - compared to an international average of just eight percent.

New Zealand parliament; beehive

New Zealand parliament. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The figures - showing that 30 percent of staff don't last a year - have appear in the Treasury's latest report on public-sector jobs.

The Public Service Association said the high staff turnover reflected an increasingly poor workplace culture.

National secretary Erin Polaczuk said having so many leave early reduced morale and increased costs for the employer.

She said the report showed the Government needed to do more to create a good work environment for its employees.