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The so-called “great resignation” is seemingly continuing apace, with some 4.5 million U.S. workers quitting their jobs in November alone. The quit rate was particularly high in sectors with a large number of frontline workers, such as retail, hospitality, and health care — something that WorkStep is hoping to address.

Founded in 2017, WorkStep is used by enterprises such as Kroger, WestRock, and Saint-Gobain to both hire and retain frontline workers across the supply chain, generating insights around employee sentiment to ensure that any concerns are addressed swiftly — before they start thinking about quitting. The company’s core promise is that it not only helps reduce staff turnover, but also saves on all the additional costs associated with re-hiring.