How to reduce staff turnover & improve efficiency

5 ways to make it easier and more efficient for your employees to do their jobs – and keep them longer.

1. Embrace hybrid

Did you know that hybrid and remote work structures have the lowest employee turnover rates at 36.6% and 38.7% respectively, compared to in-office roles at 43.7%. What’s more, a third of UK office workers say they would quit if they had to return to the office full-time.

The answer here is simple – in order to keep hold of staff, ensure that your business not only offers hybrid working, but has the tech in place to make it as smooth as possible.

2. Enable intelligent workspaces

Many companies are – or have been – rethinking their workspaces. They’re creating collaborative environments designed to inspire and energise teams when they’re on site – with fast and reliable connectivity, so people enjoy a great experience no matter where they work.

3. Promote hyperconnectivity

As you adapt to new ways of working, think about how well your technology and business premises fit the changing needs of your people. Is there anything else you could be doing to take the hassle out of collaborating with colleagues and customers – and help maintain the chemistry in your teams?

With the right tools in place to help everyone work closely together both face to face and remotely, you’ll be better placed to maintain a positive and cohesive company culture and take care of your people’s welfare. Plus, you’ll gain the edge in attracting the best talent.

4. Support innovative employee engagement

Have you evolved your meeting rooms to get the best out of sessions involving on-site and virtual teams? Do you aspire to harness innovations like the metaverse? By looking to the future and testing innovative solutions that promote collaboration, you’ll prove to your people that your business is committed to improving their everyday experiences and enhancing their working culture.

5. Ensure your tech is where it should be

With the right next-generation connectivity and tech in place, you’ll succeed in keeping multiple offices, sites and distributed workforces connected. Physical spaces, meanwhile, can be repurposed to create inspiring and energising areas for creative collaboration. So, make sure you leave legacy systems where they should be – in the past.

As and when employees use different apps and devices to work flexibly and remotely, make sure their productivity, collaboration and file sharing tools are as secure as they can be.

The Great Switch Off

From January 2027, in what is set to be the biggest communications change in a generation, BT Openreach will close the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This means any PSTN based products your business uses today will need to change.

Any businesses relying on ISDN/PSTN lines or legacy telephone systems will need to review their communications infrastructure as soon as possible.

This is because in today’s new world of work, cloud technology and digital transformation are fundamental to modern business models. They move companies towards more flexible and inclusive hybrid experiences, better enabling future-ready operations and intelligent workspaces. Leaving everything to the last minute could therefore leave your business in the past.

There are several great partners out there who can support with your migration. Be sure to research your options and look for a company who can help make this process a smooth and successful one – readying your business for the future.

For more support, guidance and free 1-2-1 business advice, you can also speak to one of our V-Hub Digital Advisers

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