Feeling respected and valued at work is vital for a company’s morale and culture. If workers do not feel respected by their peers and supervisors, they may begin to search for work elsewhere. The benefits of a respectful workplace include better morale, teamwork, lower absenteeism, lower turnover of staff, and improved productivity. Low turnover may not initially seem critical to your bottom line, but turnover costs can be expensive. The Saratoga Institute suggests that the average internal cost of turnover ranges from a minimum of one year’s pay and benefits to a maximum of two years’ salary. Other research indicates that total turnover costs can reach as high as 150% of an employee’s base salary.
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