Early Intervention for Employee Retention

How to Keep Employees with Early Intervention Programs

Up to 20% of new hires will leave a company within 45 days. With the labor shortage happening currently there is always a different and “better” option out there for employees. How do you make yourself the best option and keep your new hires?

Early intervention is a proactive approach to find early signs of injury/discomfort and prevent it from escalating into an injury in the workplace. However, it isn’t just for current employees that are reporting discomfort. Taking a proactive approach with all of your employees will keep musculoskeletal injury rates lower and help new employees become conditioned to a new activity.

Early intervention can be thought of as preventative maintenance for your employees. Just like you have a preventative maintenance program for your equipment, set one up for your employees as well. Early intervention with WorkSafe Physical Therapy in Wichita, Kansas is the way to get this done!

How Does Early Intervention Retain Employees?


There are several ways that an Early Intervention program can help you retain new and old employees. When you place your employees in a position to succeed in their work they will see you as an employer they trust and give loyalty to. Early intervention shows your employees that you are providing a safe environment for them to spend 1/3 of their day in as well as making sure they are healthy while doing it.

If your employee knows that you are committed to their health and safety they will see the value in continuing in their role. Taking the time to implement a safety program that uses Early Intervention indicates to your workforce that you prioritize their wellbeing. This will foster a more positive culture across your organization.


Early Intervention cares for your employees while letting them know they’re cared for.


Early Intervention for New Employee Retention


According to this white paper at BLR, one in four new hires will leave a company within 6 months. Implementing ways to retain your employees will be a cost-saving strategy in the long run. It is estimated that a lost employee will cost a company 6 to 9 months’ worth of their salary to replace.


Through Early Intervention, our Physical Therapists will look to evaluate early soreness and the work habits of your employee, which are two leading indicators of musculoskeletal injury. In turn, by addressing these two things (and more) we will help keep your staff happy, healthy, and productive.

Case Study for Early Intervention in New Employee Retention

According to an article on EHS, an automotive manufacturer was seeing an increase in the number of musculoskeletal injuries. This resulted in an increase in OSHA recordable incidence rates, absences, and disability claims. The company was proactive and implemented an early intervention program that focused on new hire follow-ups, ergonomics, and warm-ups.

As a result of this early intervention program, they had 97% of new hires that did not report a musculoskeletal disorder within the first 90 days of employment.

Final Thoughts on New Employee Intervention


Employees are hard to find. They are even harder to keep with all the options available. Set yourself apart in the industries and show your employees that you care. A report by SHRM states that up to 20% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days.


Set yourself above the rest by being proactive in new employee retention. Not only will incorporating an early intervention program decrease new hire turnover rates, but it will also decrease your OSHA recordable rates for musculoskeletal injuries.

Contact WorkSafe Physical Therapy to find out how we can help your company

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