Challenge: Reduce employee turnover at a law firm.
A law firm with 350 employees had been experiencing a high turnover rate. To help diminish the high turnover, the law firm needed a recognition program to help improve morale and retain their current employees. A majority of the employees held office positions and worked on computers and phones throughout the day, so counteracting the negative effects of this sedentary routine was high on the list of promotion priorities.
Solution: A health incentive recognition program to demonstrate management’s caring attitude.
The law firm established a health recognition program that was initiated by management. The program was intended to help participants lose weight, decrease absenteeism, increase fitness levels, and quit smoking. The program was designed with the hope that the caring attitude expressed by management would affect all levels of the company. As each employee reached certain levels of achievement within their customized fitness programs, they received an imprinted crystal award that was symbolic of their time. Four separate crystal awards were used to reward four levels of achievement, which helped to encourage employees to participate and reach their fitness goals.
Result: Overall increase in employee morale, a healthier workforce, and lower turnover.
With the health incentive program, many employees were able to positively transform their lives. Employees created a walking club which continued to grow after the promotion, many quit smoking, several lost weight, and employee morale increased across the board. While creating a healthier workforce, the law firm also accomplished its overall goal of decreasing employee turnover.
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