The Power of Employee Retention

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is one thing an employer could provide to keep them in their jobs. And the Center for American Progress reports that the typical cost of turnover, not including executives or physicians, is 21 percent of an employee’s annual salary. So every time improved benefits package say an employeesAccording to the 2016 Aflac WorkForces Report, 42 percent of an employee leaves, money is lost.  Here’s what spa industry insiders say about the importance of maintaining staff.

“Perks are a part of what we share with prospective team members, and we believe they help us stand apart from other employers in the industry and region. Showing employees that they are valued and rewarded for their hard work is a great incentive to inspire them to work for us.”
—Katelyn Young, director of wellness, The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm

“We’ve got teammates who have been here for eight plus years. A strong group of people and a strong team go a long way. So often, we end up hiring people in groups, because word of mouth is so powerful, and we get a lot of referrals.”
—Kate Callaway, day spa manager, Sunlight Day Spa

“When employees enjoy coming to work, where they spend a majority of their time, it naturally creates longevity in the company. When they are given opportunities to grow, feel valued, and have their needs met, it creates more loyalty. Plus, a happy environment fosters a sense of family. Employees form friendships with one another and really begin to work cohesively as a team to support the company’s vision and purpose.”
—Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals