Employees are increasingly questioning whether their current position satisfies their needs. Organizations must provide people with the resources and support they need to thrive in order to keep their best-performing people. Employees and employers alike have reconsidered what is important to them as a result of the pandemic. Collaboration and communication are crucial to employees throughout their entire employee journey.
It has become increasingly difficult to keep talented individuals during this competitive time for talent. The Great Resignation (also known as the “Great Reshuffle”) is still in progress. According to Gallup, it can cost an employer from one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary to replace him or her. Because of this, organizations must focus on employee satisfaction now more than ever to avoid costly staff turnover, which reduces motivation and negatively impacts team performance.
Organizations can support team members and drive employee satisfaction by taking five steps:
Create a welcoming and engaging culture.
According to recent research from Gallup, only 20% of global employees are engaged at work. In the US, the percentage is higher at 33%. Still a miserable number. By now, we have heard the term “quiet quitting” to reflect the minimum amount of work to perform one’s duties and nothing more.
To achieve high performance and retention, employee engagement is imperative. To empower employees to think outside the box, collaborate, and find purpose in their jobs, organizations must make people feel safe, valued, and respected.
Ensure that everyone has the tools and resources to eliminate frustration and make it easy for people to find and share information and perform their jobs effectively by communicating with staff.
Prioritize the employee experience by providing opportunities to strengthen social bonds, such as through providing a hub or virtual water cooler for non-work-related discussions as well as regularly scheduling company outings and activities. In addition, provide a dedicated feedback center that encourages everyone to weigh in on important…