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Lower Retail Turnover With Better Internal Communications

By Dane Schwartz on Oct 3, 2022 11:35:21 AM

Whether you operate a single retail location or a chain of stores, your retail employees are your best asset. They are the ones who interact with your customers daily and can create a positive or negative association with your brand. 

But, with a 69% employee turnover rate in retail — 12% higher than the U.S. national average — it can feel like most of your time and resources are spent on hiring and training new staff rather than nurturing existing employees to be your best brand ambassadors. 

With an approximate price tag of $3400 to replace one employee, a retention strategy should definitely be on your radar.

Topics: Communication Frontline Workers Employee Experience Workplace Communication
4 min read

Amid Labor Crisis, Frontline Employee Retention is Critical

By Dane Schwartz on Aug 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If your favorite vegan ice cream flavor has been out of stock at your local supermarket for the last few months, you may be the victim of a labor shortage.

Current labor shortages are affecting supply chain issues from picking crops, manufacturing, and transportation to stocking shelves, and there’s no end in sight. Thus, that persistent empty shelf is where your ice cream should be.

As a business owner who employs frontline workers, this reality is a heavy weight to carry. Your profits hinge on hiring and retaining enough workers to keep business cruising, customers happy, and cash flowing.



When your ‘help wanted’ ad gets nothing but crickets, and you receive resignation letters regularly, it’s hard to remain hopeful. But, rather than focus on the frontline employees you don’t have, it’s better to focus on keeping the ones you do.

Topics: Frontline Workers Employee Experience Workplace Communication Hiring and retention
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Six Ideas That Improve Restaurant Employee Retention

By Dane Schwartz on Jul 28, 2022 1:27:12 PM

Restaurant workers are still quitting their jobs at an alarming rate. According to economists, the quit rate in hospitality and food service is nearly double that of the national average coming in at 6% vs 3%.

Topics: Communication Frontline Workers Company Culture Employee Experience Employee Engagement Hiring and retention
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How to Be Inclusive With Your Frontline Employee Communication Strategy

By Dane Schwartz on Jun 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to highlight poor employee communication. Especially in industries where workers need to physically show up for work.

Frontline and hourly workers make up 80% of our global workforce, and for industries like restaurant, retail, and manufacturing, they represent the largest percentage of the workforce. 

Topics: Communication Frontline Workers Employee Experience Employee Engagement Workplace Communication
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Best Practices For Leaders To Improve Frontline Employee Communications

By Dane Schwartz on Jun 6, 2022 6:04:07 PM

Communicating effectively with a large team of desk-less workers has its challenges. But the pandemic did an excellent job of highlighting just how critical frontline workers are to a company's success. And the mass job walkouts have taught us that frontline employees are no longer interested in being treated like second-class workers. 

Topics: Communication Frontline Workers Employees Employee Experience Employee Engagement Workplace Communication
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Solving Unique Challenges for Senior Living

By Shawn Boyer on Apr 4, 2022 3:49:40 PM

Every industry has its own unique challenges in communicating with its various constituents - prospects, customers and their employees.  

Senior living communities are certainly no different.  And, their communication challenges are unique and heightened in two ways:

1. Like most industries that have a large number of frontline employees who don’t have company issued email, they struggle with how to effectively communicate with those employees; and
2. they have an added layer of complexity because they need to communicate (in real time in a lot of instances) with their “customers”, who in a lot of cases are both their residents AND the family members of those residents, and they are not tied to a desk/email during the day.

To say that we have enjoyed working with these companies is an understatement - we have LOVED working with them and seeing all of the different ways in which they’re using the goHappy platform to solve for those challenges.  Below are a few examples of those just in case it can be helpful to anyone else out there who has similar challenges - we hope it can get your wheels turning!  In all of these instances, they are using goHappy to send text messages directly through our software to their frontline employees, residents and family members.

Topics: Communication Employee Experience Employee Engagement Workplace Communication
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It’s How You Make Them Feel

By Greg Moyer on Mar 7, 2022 11:11:38 AM

 It’s not surprising in this highly competitive labor market that the top concern facing CEO’s in organizations that employ large numbers of frontline employees is their ability to hire and retain staff. As a result, employee engagement has become a key strategic initiative with leaders and managers at all levels devoting more of their time and focus to create a positive and engaging experience for employees. Being more intentional about what leaders and managers need to do to drive higher engagement levels, represents a needed and critical step forward.

Topics: Company Culture Employee Experience Employee Engagement
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70% of Your Frontline’s Engagement is Determined by Your Frontline Leaders

By Shawn Boyer on Oct 14, 2021 9:38:57 AM

According to Gallup, 70% of the variance in employees’ engagement is determined solely by their direct leader.  And, given the financial benefits of having an engaged workforce, such as increased profitability, higher sales, lower turnover, etc., you would hope that frontline leaders would have their employees’ engagement level as a top priority.

Topics: Frontline Workers Employee Experience Workplace Communication
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Labor Day: Why We Celebrate Work

By Shawn Boyer on Sep 6, 2021 10:51:29 AM

Sara Reinhardt shares her favorite things about working for Tupelo Honey.

Topics: Extraordinary Worker Frontline Workers Employees Company Culture Employee Experience Employee Appreciation Restaurant
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The Keys to Frontline Employee Engagement

By Shawn Boyer on Feb 10, 2021 10:01:33 AM

We recently hosted a webinar regarding the keys to frontline employee engagement and the bottom line impact that it drives, with special guests Dave McKlveen, Vice President of Human Resources for Organic Krush and formerly VP of HR at Cava, and Greg Moyer, Chief Engagement Officer at goHappy Hub.  Below are the quick hitting highlights, and for a more full deep dive, click here to watch the full Webinar.

Topics: goHappy Communication Frontline Workers Employees goHappy Hub Company Culture Employee Experience Employee Engagement Employee Engagement Survey webinar Inclusion