A software that knows when you want to quit

Think your plans to resign from your job are a well-kept secret? Think again, as artificial intelligence has been developed to figure out and tell bosses when employees are likely to quit, the Oxford Mail reports.

Created by Oxford University spin-out Zegami, the tech takes into account factors like age, pay, benefits and work location to spot disgruntled employees. Research by the firm suggests losing a valued employee who could have been retained costs companies more than £105,000. This is based on the average salary for someone in full-time work, hiring costs and productivity losses over several months while a replacement hire becomes as effective as the employee they replace.

Zegami, which created the AI, said it would allow HR professionals and organization to get a more “detailed and clear view on the role staff play at their organizations”.