NEW YORK, NY, June 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Retensa, a leader in Employee Retention and Research and developer of Employee Retention News, publishes its 11th annual list of Summer Fun Activities to help firms boost employee morale, build social 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
When employees engage in interactive activities with co-workers during work hours or take time to relax outside of work, the effects are seen in how much better and how much more involved the workforce is in performing tasks. In a nation where only 57% of Americans take all their vacation days, many continue to work when they should take time to unwind. Overworked staff can lead to employee burnout which negatively impacts an organization's competitive advantage.
Alternately, positive workplace activities and time for relaxation impacts employee well-being, customer satisfaction, and job performance. Enjoying time together with co-workers outside of the workplace can also increase employee loyalty. When employees receive genuine appreciation, they are more likely to be retained. In fact, companies that have recognition-rich culture have 31% lower voluntary turnover rate. One way in which organizations can recognize employees is by arranging social events.
An important philosophy of successful organizations is balancing passion for work with passion for life. Employees are much more satisfied and productive at work when their emotional needs are met by feeling valued and appreciated for their contribution. In support of this mission, Retensa presents their 11th 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 interactive recognition events. The list provides tips on new ways to experience after-work fun, to show dedication to employees, and to strengthen organizational relationships. 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.
About Retensa 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 http://www.retensa.com or call 212.545.1280.
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