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.

Back injury a primary workplace safety concern

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers back injuries the number one workplace safety issue in the country. According to the OSHA, hundreds of thousands of workers are affected by back injuries every year, which translates to hours or days lost from work. Furthermore, a quarter of all workers’ compensation due to non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses are associated with back injuries, creating financial loss for the employers.

The U.S. Department of Labor strongly suggests conducting strength testing for existing employees, which would allow the employers to properly assign their workers to the work duties appropriate for them. Studies have proven that periodically testing an employee’s physical capacity reduces work-related injuries by one-third.

At WorkSTEPS, we provide a regular post-employment physical agility test that would ensure work duties aptly match workers’ capacities. Call us now at (512) 617-4100 for a safe, back injury-free workplace today.