Workplace Trends Report: Case Studies in Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments

Workplace Trends Report: Case Studies in Maximizing Human Capital in Unique &
                           Challenging Environments

Follow-up to 2013 Workplace Trends Report from Sodexo shows employers who take
into account reported trends can create an engaged, productive workforce even
in a unique workplace

PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 22, 2013

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Sodexo released a
research supplement to its annual report on workplace-related trends;
Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments cites data and
research findings indicating that employee engagement and workspace design
strategies account for significant differences in employee satisfaction and
organizational performance.


Among key findings, the Report notes that these specific, unique environments
draw certain and predictable demographics of employees and hence have similar
workplace challenges. Call centers and caregiver settings, for example, suffer
from as high as 65 percent annual turnover and can recover months of lost
productivity through employee engagement initiatives.The Report also explores
and offers insight into issues ranging from effective engagement of Gen Y
workers to help combat the talent gap for highly-skilled workers—a problem
reported by 67 percent of U.S.-based manufacturers—to programs aimed at
military personnel with high occupational stress levels, who are required to
maintain peak physical health.

"Management teams across all industries are wrestling with unique workplace
challenges," said George Chavel, president and CEO, Sodexo North America.
"Through our research, and in listening to and working with our clients, we've
found that answers to performance and growth concerns can often be found in
people-focused solutions that come with integrated workplace strategies."

The Report on Unique & Challenging Environments offers fresh insight by
drilling down into drivers affecting the people, workplace environment and
community impact issues faced daily in seven unique workplaces including call
centers, hospitals, military bases, remote sites, manufacturing, higher
education and caregiver settings.

The annual 2013 Workplace Trends Report and Unique & Challenging Environments
supplement combines primary research with insights from clients, academia, and
leading facilities management and human resource trade organizations. Sodexo's
researchers used mixed-method research to monitor and collectively examine
trends that affect the quality of life of their consumers in the workplace.
Complete reports, associated content and expert sources available at

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Life services company in
the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate,
Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as
Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc.,
headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the
Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable
organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $20 million
in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

SOURCE Sodexo, Inc.

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