As a valued member of the HR community, WorkBuzz, in partnership with HR Grapevine, would appreciate your input into their annual research on how employee engagement and experience trends have shifted in the past 12 months, and how that has defined your challenges and priorities.
Why take part?
1) You’ll be the first to receive the research report, with insights and guidance on how to better engage your employees in a rapidly changing world
2) It’s a great opportunity to see how your engagement strategy and culture compares with that of other organisations
3) By completing the survey, you’ll have the opportunity to win one £100 Amazon voucher, or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers!
What is the State of Employee Engagement?
The State of Employee Engagement is WorkBuzz’s annual research that brings together the latest views from a wide variety of organisational leaders, HR professionals and industry experts on their key challenges, priorities, and opportunities. These views are captured in a survey (like the above) and then transformed into a report which highlights the key insights and takeaways whilst also providing advice on how to remedy the challenges which surfaced.
Last year’s State of Employee Engagement report generated over 60 pieces of news coverage and revealed some stark findings, but a lot can change in a year! That’s why we would like to hear from you on how your employee engagement and experience trends have shifted over the past 12 months, and how that has defined your challenges and priorities.
Not only will you be the first to receive the research report, but you can also win one £100 Amazon voucher, or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers!
What did the 2021 State of Employee Engagement survey reveal?
1) The great employee engagement divide
The pandemic has created immediate changes and brand-new challenges for employees and organisations alike. These include remote working, job uncertainty and pressure on employee wellbeing. The report reveals how, although employee engagement levels have increased slightly for organisations able to work remotely, the levels are significantly down for
those with frontline workers.
2) HR’s top priorities
The priorities for HR almost certainly differ from company to company. However, in an overarching sense, the top priorities for HR today are improving employee engagement, wellbeing and retention, creating diverse and inclusive cultures, and embedding effective hybrid working.
3) The shift to hybrid working
With no warning, workforces were ‘forced’ to work from home (if they were able to). Over a year later, we look at what organisations are doing now and going forwards when it comes to flexible/hybrid working. For those organisations that were mostly office based, four in five are shifting to hybrid working.
4) Covid-19 has accelerated the shift to more regular employee listening
With so much change and lack of a playbook, more organisations are switching from traditional annual engagement surveys to regular pulse surveys. This allows leaders to use real-time feedback to guide their decisions and key priorities. The survey revealed that, for most organisations, the optimal approach is regular pulse surveys, complemented with feedback throughout the employee life cycle.
5) The change in employee values
The pandemic has given employees the ideal opportunity to assess how they feel about their jobs. This includes factors such as work-life balance, flexible working and whether they are in the right profession/career altogether. We now know that what employees’ value has changed; great talent expects more flexibility than ever before and is willing to switch jobs for it.
6) Improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) powers employee engagement
Our research has identified a key finding to further build the case for investing in diversity and inclusion. It seems that the companies who are further along in their D&I journey have more engaged employees.