Retention and attraction in the workplace are one of the key focuses now more than ever, due to the drastic changes in the way organisations have adapted to COVID-19 and how employees are expected to work.
Aspects that have now taken priority such as remote and hybrid working, flexible hours, a greater desire for work-life balance, increased employee benefits and skill shortages create a greater need to differentiate retention and attraction strategies to compete in this changing environment.
A recent study shows that 1 in 3 people leave their workplace because of ‘boredom’ or lack of alignment with their personal core values within the company culture, compared to just 19% of employees surveyed in 2020 saying they would leave because of the search for larger salaries.
This shows an immense gap in organisations today around employee engagement within the entire organisation - not just within the teams employees sit in, or even just at an individual level. If a strongly defined and built company culture isn’t present employees will feel disengaged, leading to higher turnover rates.
The previous year and a half of disruption and change has seen employee expectations evolving dramatically when searching for potential companies. We know that a strong corporate wellness programme plays a key role in keeping employees engaged and excited about the workplace environment. However, this is only as successful as the number of employees who participate in them.
Cultivating a high-performing and engaged workforce isn’t as simple as gifting a gym membership - it is in leveraging human interactions and collective experiences employees can feel a part of that will show true success in shifting culture change.
June365 provides health and wellness journeys and adventures that not only benefit the individual’s wellbeing and fitness but creates those fundamentally collective experiences. Individuals can see the benefit and impact of June365 on their own health and wellness journey, whilst also driving culture and behavioural change by joining the organisation’s community that results from incorporating June365 as a wellness programme.
Many employees are now working from home due to remote working practices, participating in sedentary jobs where they’re sitting down for 8 hours a day, or working long hours that prevent them from doing exercise. As a result, this makes adopting positive health behaviours that benefit them in their personal and work lives extremely difficult - benefits that include; lowered stress levels, increased productivity at work, and engaging in discussions and interactions with other colleagues. All of which makes an engaged company culture.
Engaging just one employee or one team isn’t a great track record for success. To truly master the art of engagement, this needs to be led top-down, and embedded in company culture. Humans are naturally social beings who thrive on sharing successes, learnings and experiences. As a result, the foundation of behavioural change is to create a vision that a collective or community believes in, and in turn, wants to contribute to being a part of which will assist in achieving any organisational strategy.
This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.