Can you really add wellness programs for small businesses? Yes, was the answer we learned. Below are just a few examples:
- Empower passionate team members, get their input, and let it grow over time. Enable employees and channel passions. Provide them with space and time to build programs.
- Allow Employees to bring their babies or kids to the office. Provide stipends for childcare and work with them to reserve slots at back up care facilities. Get co-ops with other small businesses.
So interesting to learn more about these challenges and opportunities for employee retention at the event presented by SLO Chamber of Commerce Insight Studio: Business Solutions to Community Challenges.
Wellness and satisfaction evolve over time and varies by situation. Be willing to see those changes and find ways to evolve with them. The smallest change in something like a schedule can go a long way to help an employee to be more present both physically and mentally.
Thank you to SLO Chamber, Mindbody, Patagonia, Promega, moderator Courtney Kienow and speakers Sheryl Shushan, Corey Meek, and Erin Holohan for highlighting the challenges within the workplace and providing solutions to help increase overall profits, efficiency, and happiness. Great job!