How sit stand desks reduce employee turnover and boost retention

Sit Stand Desks

How sit stand desks reduce employee turnover and boost retention

Admittedly, we’re a bit biased, but sit-stand desks can be one of the best decisions you make for your business!

There’s the obvious benefits, like how constantly switching between sitting and standing can help your team work more effectively and better maintain their attention, all the while helping to safeguard their long-term health.

However, there’s another benefit to fitting your workplace out with sit stand desks: namely, how they can then can improve staff retention and reduce turnover too!

At Ergomotion, we’ve made sit stand desks in Australia for a wide range of workplaces since 2005.

Over that period, we’ve seen the power of standing desks, and how you can stand to:

  • Improve employee health
  • Reduce staff turnover

And today, we’ll be explaining how!

Why it’s important to hold on to good staff

Simply put, it’s your staff that keep everything together for the long term.

While greeting new employees is fun, saying goodbye to trusted, high-performing veterans isn’t.

What’s more, they could also be taking valuable institutional knowledge and productivity with them!

Not to mention, turnover is expensive. Not only will you have to worry about the (hopefully temporary) dip that results from a skilled employee leaving, but the cost to replace a skilled employee can easily be double their annual salary.

As such, staff retention is one of the most important considerations for any managing director or business owner, and is an issue that keeps HR managers around the world up at night.

Luckily, there are many ways to increase staff retention. In particular, we’ve made sit stand desks for Australian businesses eager to reduce their employee turnover.

The link between sit stand desks and staff retention

As they say, most people don’t quit jobs – rather, they quit managers and workplaces.

We’ve all worked under somebody who was disagreeable, or left a workplace where we didn’t feel valued. It isn’t pleasant, and it’s little wonder that turnover in these cases is considerably higher.

By providing sit stand desks to all of its employees your automatically, you’re demonstrating your commitment to employee wellbeing, thereby reducing employee turnover.

It’s hard to quantify exactly what it means to “care” about your employees – however, it’s pretty easy to figure out the impact that caring for staff can have on your turnover!

Happy, satisfied staff are more likely to stick around, and will perform at a higher level than disconnected, unmotivated employees. Really, it’s as simple as that.

How sit stand desks improve morale

The physical benefits of sit stand desks are well known.

What is perhaps less known, are the psychological benefits of standing desks.

Employees today are increasingly demanding support for their physical health and emotional wellbeing. And frankly, who can blame them?

Standing desks are a sign that you take employee wellbeing and health seriously, and a sense of feeling valued and important is a crucial part of staff morale.

And that in turn translates to improved staff retention and reduced turnover.

Improved employee comfort

Certain muscle conditions and pains can be aggravated by long periods spent seated – lower back pain is a common culprit.

In particular, sciatica is a common pain that can flare up while sitting.

This pain is the result of your sciatic nerve (the main nerve that runs up your spine) being pinched or impinged on. Sitting compresses your nerves and applies pressure to your back muscles, all of which can aggravate back pain and set back your recovery.

Staff who suffer from such conditions need special accommodations in order to maintain their focus and enjoy a pain-free workday.

Put yourself in their shoes: if your workplace refuses to accommodate for your chronic pain, would you stick around? Of course not!

This ties into the previous point about how standing desks demonstrate that you care for employee wellbeing.

Employees who are suffering from these conditions will naturally gravitate towards workplaces that accommodate for them.

And by extension, that also means that they’ll also be more willing to stay around!

Sit Stand Desks in Australia

Why sit stand desks specifically?

We all know sitting for extended periods is bad for you. However, what fewer people know is that standing all day can be just as bad – specifically, it can contribute to:

  • Lower limb fatigue
  • Long-term back pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Back aches
  • Fatigue

The solution? Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day!

This allows you to get the best of both worlds, keeping your legs active while also avoiding the problems that come with standing too much. A 50-50 split is the best way to go about it, ideally spread throughout the day in short increments.

We here at Ergomotion don’t just make standing desks – we produce electric sit-stand desks.

Like the name suggests, these are desks that can be adjusted between sitting and standing – so technically, a sit stand desk.

With the push of a button, you can raise or lower your desk in a matter of seconds. Each of our desks also comes with the ability to save multiple heights, allowing your desk to be shared with others.

Alternatively, you could use one of our standing desk platforms to turn any desk into a sit-stand desk!

Choose our sit stand desks in Australia

At Ergomotion, our mission is simple: to improve workplaces all over the country with ingenious ergonomic ideas and office furniture.

However, that isn’t all we do – we’re also committed to helping you retain skilled and talented staff by helping you build a more comfortable and ergonomic workplace!

We produce our sit-stand desks in Australia, using high-quality European motors and expert workmanship. Each of our sit-stand desks can be tailored to your needs, with extras like cable trays, CPU holders and power sockets integrated directly into your desk.

Can’t stand your turnover rate? It’s time to start thinking about how you can retain valuable staff.

And sit stand desks are one that’s easy to implement!

Talk to our ergonomics experts today on (03) 9579 1454, or click here to get in touch online.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.