Inspiring Employers to Rehumanize the Workplace

Rather than trying to get more out of people, organizations are better served by investing more in them and meeting their multidimensional needs in order to fuel greater engagement and more sustainable high performance. It’s not how much time we invest into our work that determines our productivity, but rather the value we produce during the hours we work.

Only 1 in 3 Employees is Engaged. We Can Change That.

If we were to ask you right now how engaged you think your employees are, what would your answer be? We’ll give you a hint, the actual answer is far less. Unfortunately, most employers guess quite a bit higher than the actual 33 percentage of engaged employees that’s more reflective of a normal workplace, according to Gallup.

Organizational engagement is the key to better employee retention, attracting top talent, and boosting productivity. So, what can you do?

What We Do

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 Z

Late Teens/Early 20s

Gen Y

Late 20s/30s

Gen X

40s/Early 50s

Baby Boomers

Late 50s/Mid 60s

Traditionalists

Late 60s/70s

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.

Career
The dimension of wellbeing that has been identified as being the most significant is career wellbeing. Research shows that people who are satisfied with their job experience a reduction in health risks, such as anxiety, depression, and cholesterol levels.

Financial
Having a great 401(k) program isn’t enough to help today’s employees with the financial stressors. Helping employees understand the importance of establishing a budget and how their spending is impacting their financial life is important.

Social/Emotional
The one dimension of wellbeing that employers have been afraid to talk about is social and emotional wellbeing. The facts are undeniable that friendships in the workplace have a positive effect on company culture and the work that gets done. This means less turnover for employers and more productivity in the long run.

Community
Studies have shown that community volunteers are less likely to report feeling daily stress and worry, and Americans who actively work to better their communities have higher overall wellbeing than those who do not.

Physical
Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and anger. Staying active also helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging. So active adults maintain their quality of life and independence longer as they age.

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.

Scenario 1

  1. Female Employee A is 42 years old. She’s married with three young children, all under the age of 5.
  2. 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.

Scenario 2

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

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