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4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention through Interior Design

Wrike, a work management and social collaboration software tool, reported employee turnover costs US companies $160 billion a year. When looking at the cost per company, a recent article shared “the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary.”

While there a number of strategies businesses can use to retain top talent, we’ve found a company’s office space can help support those efforts. Here are four ways to improve retention through interior design:

  1.  Invest in your office by adding attractive, comfortable furniture. Having an aesthetically appealing work environment makes your team feel appreciated and at ease, while projecting a professional appearance to clients.
  2. Include a variety of workspaces – both collaborative and private. This approach ensures your environment appeals to a wide range of ages and work styles.
  3. Create gathering spaces, like cafes, lounges and internal convenience stores. These places offer employees a chance to connect with co-workers, grab a healthy snack and minimize their time away from the office.
  4. Provide access to natural light. Daylight has been connected to improved moods and decreased stress.
We offer comprehensive knowledge of furniture and complete space planning.

“ Children International has had a long and successful relationship with Facility Systems. FSI  has helped us design, select, manage and implement an attractive, productive and affordable work space for our employees here at our World Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. …. As a non-profit organization we are very “Value” oriented, and “Fiscal Responsibility” is first and foremost, however, we’ve always been treated to “First Class” service from FSI.  Scott and Katie have been wonderful to work with, listening to our needs and preferences while providing excellent professional advice and guidance that helped us build a workspace that people enjoy working in.”