With many people’s mental wellbeing impacted by the COVID-19 climate, it is vital you take a look at your staff wellbeing. Often, if someone faces a negative state of wellbeing at work, whether that is physical, mental, financial or social (from the Four Pillars of Wellbeing), they will leave the business. We therefore outline why staff wellbeing is important for retention, as well as how best to help.
Your team contribute to your business success
Your team are why people want to visit and why your business continues to be a success. If they leave, then this not only affects the team dynamic, but you then also need to go through the time and expense of recruiting anew. That means if your team work particularly well together, then it is worth helping each of them to ensure they stick together. We have several suggestions to help your staff wellbeing later in this blog.
Staff wellbeing increases productivity
Your staff will know the ins and outs of your business, meaning they will generally be more productive than someone new. Unfortunately, when staff wellbeing takes a hit, so does their productivity. However, by talking with your staff and focusing on what the issues are and what keeps them engaged, you can tackle those problems. That way, you make sure staff continue to be interested, increase their productivity and reduce the likelihood of them leaving.
Retaining staff provides a positive perspective
Helping with staff wellbeing will make them happier and provide a perception that your business is a great place to work. This is aided by your employees sticking around longer, not wanting to leave. Not only is this good for attracting new staff by creating a positive working culture, but will leave a lasting impression in the minds of clients. After all, everyone likes a happy, familiar face!
The first step to helping staff wellbeing
With an idea of why staff wellbeing is important for employee retention, how can you tackle any potential issues? The first step is to talk with your staff. Sometimes it may not be overtly obvious that they are struggling. Other times they will make it clear and approach you. Regardless, it is important you listen to staff concerns and make them feel valued. Through scheduling some time and speaking to your employees on a one-to-one basis, they will appreciate that you want to see how they are. This will not only help them feel valued, but help you put measures in place to help them.
How to improve staff wellbeing for retention
Staff wellbeing can be tackled in a variety of ways. For example, an employee’s physical wellbeing could be improved by placing Repetitive Strain (RSI) Indicators on activities carried out during work hours. Financial wellbeing could be improved by providing a tailored commission structure on services and retail sold, giving staff a chance to earn more. Social wellbeing could be a case of amending your team’s working hours and what is best for them and the business. Mental wellbeing is a trickier one in that there is no immediate fix, but as a starting point, why not read our wellness advice to maintain mental wellbeing.
Core by Premier Software® and Salon by Premier Software® can put measures in place to help you boost staff wellbeing and retention. With RSI features for staff and treatments, commission structures, staff rota management, staff productivity reports and more, you can help staff maintain positive wellness. To find out how Premier Software’s solutions can help you, book a free presentation below.