Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow.

-Koi Fresco

Tara has been a passionate advocate for physical wellness since she obtained her step aerobics certification in 2005. It was shortly thereafter in her first HR executive role that she realized wellness is much more than a physical pursuit. Employees cannot be at their best when stressors in their life (health, family, relationships, money, education, housing, and more) create crushing weights on their shoulders and keep them from performing their best for their customers, their teams, and themselves.

The Work Institute states the top three reasons employees leave is lack of career development, work/life balance, and bad managers. Compensation is only cited 9% of the time (compensation is still an important!). How can employers stop the bleed of employees voluntarily leaving?

Thoughtful, caring employers can create programs to support employees to be at their best day in and day out enjoy highly engaged employees. Gallup studies show that employers that utilize HR best practices in the areas of see:

  • 41% lower absenteeism
  • 24% lower turnover (in high turnover orgs)
  • 59% lower turnover (in low turnover orgs)
  • 70% fewer employee injuries
  • 40% fewer quality defects
  • 20% higher sales
  • 17% higher productivity
  • 21% higher profitability