To make it easier for our customers to retain their top performers, we explored the workplace’s impact on quality of life and the corresponding impact of a higher quality of life on an employee’s satisfaction with their employer. Losing talent is not only disruptive, it’s also expensive. Turning over a highly skilled job costs a company an average of 213% of the cost of one year’s compensation for the role, according to the Center for American Progress, citing 11 research papers published over a 15-year period.
Research also tells us that employees who are satisfied with their employers are less likely to leave their companies for opportunities elsewhere. That’s because people don’t leave jobs; they leave work environments.
Finally, as workplace experts, we know the enormous impact of the workplace on an employee’s quality of life. These facts formed the basis of our exploration.
Does the work environment’s impact on quality of life translate into greater employee satisfaction with their employer? Which workplace features matter most for retaining top talent? Which employees are most sensitive to workplace quality?
The resulting survey of California decision makers provided crucial insight into how different workplace offerings can contribute to higher employee retention.
The findings of our survey are clear: The workplace’s impact on an employee’s quality of life strongly correlates with an employee’s satisfaction with their employer.
Our analysis of this research provides two key elements: a list of the workplace offerings that are most impactful for employee quality of life and employer satisfaction, and the evidence on which to build a compelling benefit case within your organization and establish a mandate for workplace excellence.
Employee retention challenges won’t be solved overnight. But taking ownership of how your workplace impacts an employee’s quality of life and, in turn, employer satisfaction is a vital first step that can have a ripple effect at all levels of your organization.
Workplace features that increase quality of life have a corresponding impact on how positively employees feel about their employer.
As a long-term owner who continuously reinvests in its properties and services, Irvine Company has evolved traditional offices into something much more: vibrant workplace communities where collaboration is encouraged and creativity is enabled to elevate business success. The company serves more than 3,000 customers in 50 million square feet of premier workplace communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as iconic trophy towers in Chicago and New York. Timeless design and quality craftsmanship are paired with Irvine Company’s permanent time horizon, customer-centric brand and pride of ownership.
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