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Companies that create and nurture a culture of care have more engaged employees and reduced turnover. That’s according to Limeade, an immersive employee well-being company that creates healthy employee experiences.

“A caring culture is the biggest driver of organizational commitment,” says Jessi Crast, advanced researcher at the Limeade Institute, part of the company’s team of researchers and advisors, who conduct research and share insights on the science of creating great employee experiences. 

Limeade, which has 16 years of experience as pioneers in employee health and well-being in the workplace, is on a mission is to transform work into a source of positivity, energy, humanity and purpose. Limeade solutions are a refreshing way to infuse well-being into work — across all levels of an organization. By putting well-being at the heart of the employee experience, Limeade reduces burnout and turnover while increasing well-being and engagement — ultimately elevating business performance.

Backed by science

Millions of users in over 100 countries use Limeade. The company’s Limeade Institute provides industry insights and resources including research, e-books and guides to help improve employee well-being. Findings from their Limeade institute support the company’s solutions and help drive innovation, including their “Limeade Results Model,” which is backed by research and rooted in care and illustrates that an active and reciprocal commitment between companies and employees ultimately leads to better people and business results.

“When companies care for their employees, they support them in a variety of ways,” says Crast. “Employees have the space and the time to really care for themselves, and they can invest that energy back into their company. And that cycle of mutual commitment is what helps drive people in business results.”

Caring culture

Companies are always looking for effective strategies to boost employee participation and well-being outcomes. Limeade research shows the biggest predictors of participation include a caring culture, communication, listening and learning, and leader involvement.

A caring culture can be represented in many ways. When a caring culture is present, for example, employees may say they feel trusted, included and invested in; and they may feel they’re heard, valued and informed. They may also report trusting organizational leadership and feeling the company supports work-life balance and flexibility.

Limeade Institute research shows when employees feel cared for, 94 percent report feeling personally engaged in their work, compared to 43 percent who don’t feel care for; 60 percent say they plan to stay at their company, compared to 7 percent who don’t feel cared for; and 91 percent report being likely to recommend the organization as a great place to work, compared to 9 percent who don’t feel cared for.

Whole ecosystem approach

The software company has a whole ecosystem approach to amplifying care at a workplace.

“Organizations really need to focus and work synergistically together and the way we do that is through partnership,” says Crast. “It’s really the key to helping us create this this synergistic integrated whole ecosystem approach.”

She says companies can show care by providing organizational support for employees. For example, they can work with managers on messaging to talk with employees about well-being and how to overcome challenges; encourage employees to connect socially and cheer them on for their achievements; pay attention to the employees’ physical environment, such as loud noise or too much foot traffic; and create well-being champion support networks to connect employees across different business groups.

Limeade helps companies extend and strengthen the organizational support employees feel from their managers with tools and resources designed to be targeted and personalized for their employees. Employers can use Limeade solutions to provide this care and support, such as messaging employees to go for a walk, or celebrating a team member’s successes. The messaging can be tailored for the recipient’s needs, such as email for someone who works in an office, or printed flyers for employees who don’t work from a set space.

Creating a culture of care yields big results. Of the companies who have used Limeade,  

86 percent of employees report being engaged or highly engaged, and 56 percent of employees with unmanageable stress lowered their stress levels year-over-year. There’s also a 2x increase in employee usage and a 3x reduction in turnover.

“Limeade helps accelerate mutual commitment between the company and its employees and have really good outcome comes for everybody,” says Crast.

Find out more about Limeade and request a demo: www.limeade.com.

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