Inspire the Ones You Hire
Why is organizational engagement even more important today?
Well, never before has there been a multi-generational workforce like we currently have. In fact, for the first time, we have five generations in the workplace, creating unique challenges as you communicate and engage with your employees.
Gen ZLate Teens/Early 20s
Gen YLate 20s/30s
Gen X40s/Early 50s
Baby BoomersLate 50s/Mid 60s
The Whole Employee Journey
As a result, organizations need to be mindful of the whole employee journey, which includes Gallup’s five pillars and looks at one’s career, financial, social/emotional, community, and physical wellbeing.
Are you fulfilling the five pillars of wellbeing? You may very well be and just not thinking about it this way.
Are you meeting your employees where they are? Different employees have different needs from their employer. Take a look below at a couple of scenarios.
- Female Employee A is 42 years old. She’s married with three young children, all under the age of 5.
- Female Employee B is 42 years old. She’s married with two young adult children.
Based on these two females alone, it becomes evident their needs in life are not the same, despite their same age. Female Employee A is in the midst of raising toddlers, dealing with daycare expenses, and not sleeping well at night. Female Employee B is now an empty nester, may be focused on college expenses, and is trying to save now, more than ever, for retirement.
- Male Employee A is 22 years old. He’s just entered the workforce for the first time, has student loan debt, and is now juggling expenses, like a mortgage and healthcare bills.
- Male Employee B is 60 years old. He’s a veteran employee, is getting ready to retire, and is focused on his 401(k).
Once again, drastically different circumstances and both men need to be treated and supported in a way that’s most beneficial to their current life situation.
We’ve Learned to Juggle So You Don’t Have To!
The differences in your workforce are exponential, and it’s hard to juggle and support every employee…we get it. That’s why having an organizational engagement strategy is a must. So, let’s talk!