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!
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!
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
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!