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Organizations have realized that they need to develop employee engagement tools and procedures in line with this growth, as the hybrid working paradigm has become the norm in many large companies.
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Due to the changing demands of employees and employers since the start of the pandemic, the importance of employee engagement has increased significantly.
Organizations have realized that they need to develop employee engagement tools and procedures in line with this growth because the hybrid work paradigm has become the norm in many large companies.
Companies are aware of the benefits that employee engagement can bring, including access to better talent and employee retention. Although they may have different endings in mind, they all end there.
Work Engagement & Hybrid Workplace Report 2022 by Leena AI, an innovative technological solution revolutionizing the employee experience, has just been published. The bi-annual research provides insight into employee engagement at more than 250 companies across the globe, including those in India and the United States.
Annual surveys: still the norm!
Although annual employee engagement surveys have long been the norm for companies, half of respondents to the report predicted an increase in the frequency of these surveys. Only 8% of companies said they conduct monthly employee engagement surveys, while 25% said they did.
In the workplace, where shorter and more regular surveys have become the norm, there is a growing need for an active listening approach in India and the rest of the world. Continuous listening has proven crucial in a mixed work style where employees are frequently dispersed.
Technology: a distant dream
The need for advanced technologies and technological techniques in the workplace was also influenced by the increased frequency of employee engagement surveys. According to the data, more than 50% of respondents acknowledged using simple questionnaires and feedback forms to determine employee engagement, while 25% said they only used manual techniques.
The need for technological tools to identify employee demands and requirements, such as potential areas for improvement in their organizations, steps their workplace should take to promote inclusion and mental well-being, etc. . was also highlighted by a good 30% of organizations.
Additionally, 25% of businesses said they wanted to know more about trends in engagement scores over a certain period of time.
Rewards and Recognition = Employee Engagement
In the hybrid workplace, rewards and recognition are still one of the most popular and effective tactics. According to the research, nearly 50% of respondents acknowledged relying on this strategy to engage their staff.
HR: owner of employee engagement initiatives
Even though it is crucial in influencing the culture of an organization, the HR department cannot be considered solely responsible for employee satisfaction. The majority of companies currently silo their employee engagement activities, especially now that remote working is the norm. Employee productivity has been found to increase in companies when CXOs lay the groundwork to establish a more supportive work environment.
Employee engagement to attract talent
Organizations can benefit from revising their employee engagement rules, developing a more inclusive work environment, predicting attrition, and other practices with India on the brink of its transition period. big resignation.
Employee engagement is used by 42% of companies in the IT and software industries to improve the employee experience in a hybrid work style.
Adit Jain, Co-Founder and CEO of Leena AI, said: “While the pandemic has brought about some uncertainties, it has also made it easier to shift our attention to the heart of every organization, i.e. its employees. . It is interesting to observe whether organizations manage to commit. regularly and actively their employees. For quite some time now, employee engagement has been seen as a sideline activity conducted only when needed. However, in the post-pandemic world, the importance of employee engagement has skyrocketed with the changing needs of employers and employees.
“Organizations today need to implement an effective HR strategy to create a positive work environment and retain valuable talent. This report was developed to identify trends that employee engagement initiatives are facing around the world , whether the right tools are implemented, whether the end impact is successful, etc. We strive to help organizations, thought leaders and decision makers make informed decisions for a successful employee engagement strategy .
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