Workplace Stability

Workplace Stability is an approach that transforms individual lives and stabilizes businesses. 

The behaviors, habits, and patters of low-wage and entry-level employees often leave business owners and managers scratching their heads.  Have you had an employee who suddenly stopped coming into work or started arriving late every day?  Maybe you promoted an employee from within but were confused by that person’s behavior after the promotion. 

There is no question that increased worker stability boosts productivity, retention, and morale, which leads to greater profitability—but it may yet be a challenge you need to address. Why would an employer want to increase the personal and professional stability of workers? And how exactly can businesses go about it?

The Bridges Out of Poverty Workplace Stability program is for businesspeople who would like to improve on the turnover treadmill, absenteeism, lack of productivity, motivation issues, language barriers, and disciplinary problems that sometimes occur with entry-level, lower-wage employees. 

The program is focused on understanding and improving the stability of employees who live in daily instability.  In the end, stabilizing the lives of employees stabilizes the business.  The program helps you to explore the environment of daily instability (as well as stability and long-term stability) and learn how the environments we grow up in can create barriers to our success at work. 

Instability is a measure of diversity in your workforce. Low-wage workers can experience personal instability that leads to absenteeism, health problems, and violations of workplace expectations, all of which decreases morale, attention to work, and job performance.

  • The three goals of the Workforce Stability program is to:
    Reduce turnover and increase productivity
    Improve employee relationships
    Increase stability for employee and employer

The Workplace Stability program is two-fold, providing insight to your staff on the complexities of poverty, while also providing a 10-week program for under-resourced employees that need to gain stability.

Workplace Stability Training
The Workforce Stability program begins with a Bridges Out of Poverty Training Session at your workplace.  This training helps all levels of your staff understand the diversity of economic class in the workplace. The training can be customized to a 1-hour or 2-hour session.  These trainings may lead to changes within the workplace to better support the under resourced workers. 

Getting Ahead in the Workplace Curriculum
Getting Ahead in the Workplace is a 10-week curriculum that helps under-resources workers gain stability to become more productive employees.  Our goal is to have (10) sites host Getting Ahead classes in 2021.  We are seeking employers such as manufacturers, health systems, hospitality industry, call centers, etc.  that have a high volume of entry level, low wage workers. Typically, these are workers who need more stability in their life to help them become more productive in their workplace.  One Body Collaboratives will provide the backbone structure and support for these classes and will also track all Getting Ahead participants over the course of two years to measure the results of the program. 

Getting Ahead in the Workplace provides a community- and relationship-based approach to stable employment for low-wage, entry-level employees and people in employee development programs. The goal is to engage employees, their families, and volunteers as problem solvers who work shoulder to shoulder to create communities where everyone can live well.

Getting Ahead in the Workplace certified facilitators help under-resourced individuals:
Stabilize and take charge of their lives
Self-assess their resources and make plans to build them
Develop mental models to investigate poverty’s impact on themselves and their community
Create new future stories and build resources for a better life and community

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