Apple's employee retention rate hit 81% in 2015

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) employees tend to stick with their jobs. In 2015, the company retained about 81 percent of its 60,000 store workers. According to Angela Ahrendts, Apple's VP of retail and online stores, that's the highest retention rate ever for the company, and it's because each employee is treated like an executive.

Apple stores have been key to company's success, now comprised of 463 locations in 16 countries, reported CNet. The brand has the highest sales per square foot of any U.S. retailer.

Since Ahrendts took her post in 2014, she has visited 40 retail markets to talk to store employees and get their feedback.

"They don't feel like they're just somebody over here working with customers," Ahrendts told CNet. "I don't see them as retail employees. I see them as executives in the company who are touching the customers with the products that Jony [Ive] and the team took years to build. Somebody has to deliver it to the customer in a wonderful way."

Also under Ahrendts' leadership, Apple stores have undergone design changes and expanded internationally. Last month the company announced the opening of its 33rd location in China.

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