Sunday, January 25, 2015

How We Brought Our Employee Turnover Rate to (Nearly) Zero

By Jennifer Kimmich, owner of the Alchemist Cannery, a brewery in Vermont.

For nearly 30 years, I have worked in the service sector and in this time I’ve worked alongside the most dedicated, hardworking people I will ever know. These are the folks, many of whom are single mothers, who keep our businesses running day in and day out, cleaning our hotel rooms, working our front desks, and ringing up our coffee and gas in the morning. These are the hardworking Vermonters who, like all workers in the United States, need paid sick time.

Years ago my husband, John, and I decided to offer paid sick days to our employees. To the surprise of many small business owners, it was one of the best business decisions we have ever made.

See more in the US Department of Labor blog.

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