New York, NY, June 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Retensa, a leader in Employee Retention and Research and developer of Employee Retention News, publishes its 7th annual list of Summer Fun Activities to help firms boost employee morale, build a sense of community at work, and increase employee productivity. Many activities are inexpensive or free to an organization and its employees, a great way to reduce employee costs while improving corporate culture.
Why Summer Activities and Events Motivate and Retain Employees
61% of employees in the U.S. say they receive no praise at work (1).
When employees engage in interactive activities with co-workers during work hours, the effects are seen in how much better and how much more involved the workforce is in performing tasks. Workplace activities positively impact employee well-being, customer satisfaction, and employee performance. Enjoying time together with co-workers outside of the workplace can also increase employee loyalty. When employees receive genuine appreciation, they are less likely to resign. In fact, 64% of Americans who leave their jobs say it is because they didn’t feel appreciated (2). One way in which organizations can show appreciation for employees is by arranging social events.
An important philosophy of successful organizations is balancing passion for work with passion for life. In support of this mission, Retensa presents their 7th annual New York City summer fun list. After a hard day's work, or for one of the millions of people visiting New York City this summer, the list is a resource for finding fun (and often free) events.
Retensa’s summer events list provides employers with cost-efficient ways to invest in their employees through social and interactive events. The list provides tips on new ways to experience after-work fun, to show dedication to employees, and to strengthen organizational community bonds. Employers can create an employee outing, workforce event, or staff appreciation day. Visitors of New York City are also able to receive a one-stop resource for summer events that may otherwise remain unknown for non-New Yorkers. For a full list of activities, visit http://www.retensa.com/news/summer-nyc-employee-events.php.
Retensa is a leader and innovator of Employee Retention Strategies. They combine experience and web-based technology to develop, motivate, and retain a company’s best employees. Retensa builds solutions and metrics to help firms reduce turnover and create a high-performing workforce.
To create the “Retention Environment,” Retensa provides additional expertise in Leadership Development, Human Capital ROI, Mentoring, On-line Employee Surveys, On-line Exit Interviews, Executive Coaching, and Succession Planning. For more information about the results you can achieve visit www.retensa.com or call 212.545.1280.
(1) Rath & Clifton, How Full is Your Bucket?
(2) Matthew Kirdahy “Why Is It So Hard To Say 'Well Done'?” Forbes 2007