When you feel good, you perform well. Whether that’s physically, emotionally, or mentally, wellness plays a critical role in overall performance. And while this is commonly known amongst athletes, taking care of your well-being actually positively impacts most jobs. In fact, Gallup, a global performance-management consulting company, states that the two major factors influencing employee performance are engagement and well-being.
In today’s modern workplace, investing in your employees is critical to your success. At ProService Hawaii, we’ve found that employers who invest in the growth and development of their employees are more likely to attract the most talented candidates and intelligently scale their companies.
Below is an excerpt from ProService Hawaii’s latest ebook “Employee Retention in Hawaii: Strategies and Insights for Small Businesses”. We spoke with 5 local employers who have implemented innovative, successful employee retention programs and asked them to share their insights and strategies on how to keep employees engaged, happy, and at your company.
THE OLD WAY of running a small business
Traditionally, many small business owners in Hawaii were struggling to keep up with all the paperwork a growing company requires. From payroll and administration to employee health and retirement benefits to workers' compensation insurance, state and federal compliance issues and even worker training - small business owners were spending countless hours managing their HR needs, which was getting in the way of scaling their companies.