How to Support Your Employees Through Your Workplace Culture

Heather R. Huhman

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When companies like Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry establish themselves as leaders in their industry, they invest a lot in building a workplace culture that keeps their employees happy and engaged.

As they grew, Brandon Lawrence, director of human resources, decided he wanted to take a proactive approach to centering their workplace culture on employee well-being.

“One of the biggest challenges was finding a solution that everyone, no matter their age or health status, could participate in,” he said. “Not just participate in, but something they were actually excited about. We wanted a solution we could integrate into every level of our company.”

To fit their workplace culture, they adopted a program that combined online solutions from LifeWorks, an EAP that takes a holistic approach to employee assistance and well-being, and on-site activities, like wellness bingo, healthy cooking demonstrations, and weekly company walks.

As a result, they saw improvements in employee well-being and happiness. Plus, the program brought people together in a collaborative environment and helped them find a better work-life balance.

As the program evolved, employees started connecting on a more personal level. Smokers found ways to quit smoking. Participants lost weight. Employees used counseling to manage their mental health.

In other words, their workplace culture is stronger now than ever before because they centered it around their employees. They learned what supporting their staff actually looked like.

The infographic below — based on a report by LifeWorks and — explores eight tips on how employers can effectively support their employees.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 71% of employers know their employees need help managing stress.
  • 81% of employers who encourage collaboration say they allow employees to reach their full potential.
  • 71% of employees who work for employers who don’t respect their work-life balance are open to new jobs.
  • 64% of employers say their company helps employees manage their health and well-being.

Check out the full infographic below to get a better understanding of what a supportive workplace looks like.

Download the full report today to learn more about supporting and developing your staff.

Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (2011), #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.