Decreasing employee turnover

An employee turnover rate simply means the ratio of the number of employees to the number of new hires. Although simple in explanation, the adverse results of a high employee turnover rate are actually complex and burdensome for a company’s overall wellness. Damaged employee morale, higher cost of training, stalled productivity, and dented business image are just some among the many problems associated with this issue.

As such, it is important to know the basics in keeping employee turnover rates low. Hiring the right individuals through an appropriate pre-employment screening is considered a key to lessening employee turnover. Placing returning and existing employees on suitable work duties through Fit-for-Duty evaluation, setting the right benefits and compensation for employees, and advocating for their health through wellness programs at work may also all help in keeping employees at the company.

Managers and business owners who have been utilizing the WorkSTEPS program are now seeing a significant decrease in their employee turnover rate. To know more about how we can help your business, call our offices at (512) 617-4100 today.

Creating a food-conscious workplace

Workers oftentimes spend eight or more hours in the workplace or associated setting each day. This means an employee’s eating habits at work can greatly affect his/her overall wellness. Workers who eat healthy perform well at work, while those who consume unhealthy foods are at higher risk of obesity, hypertension, and other medical conditions that might affect productivity.

As a manager, it is important to create a workplace where healthy eating is encouraged. Provide workplace catering and onsite vending machines that offer healthy foods and snacks. Placing water stations in accessible areas around the workplace will also ensure that everyone is hydrated while on duty. You can also create a food-conscious workplace by instituting a workplace nutrition plan that would provide support for workers who want to stay healthy by eating right.

We at WorkSTEPS support employers and managers advocating for their workers’ health through workplace wellness. To know how we can help you with your workplace wellness endeavors, call us at (512) 617-4100 today.

Easing stress at work

A stressful workplace is not only hazardous to employees’ health, but can also negatively affect a company’s overall wellness. Stress may translate to worker sickness, undue leave, poor work performance, and may even pose safety threats in the workplace. These and more may increase the risks of higher production costs, poor work quality, and heavy workers’ comp fees.

As such, managers and employers should learn the importance of maintaining a low level of stress in the workplace. They can do this by considering the three C’s:

  • Communicate – In an accommodating way, speak with your employees about their roles, their duties, and their futures with the company
  • Consult – Matters that will directly affect workers should be consulted with the workers
  • Cultivate – A workplace without a friend can be an enemy. Cultivate friendship among employees by providing them fun activities that will enable them to interact, such as a mini-sports fest or a simple company outing

At WorkSTEPS, we are dedicated in ensuring workplace health through our comprehensive workplace wellness solutions tailor-fitted to your company’s needs and goals. To learn more about our services, contact our offices today at 512-617-4100.