The Biggest Employee Experience Trends of 2021
Based on unique insights from over 300 HR professionals and organisational leaders, The State of Employee Engagement 2021 report reveals HR’s biggest priorities right now, the challenges ahead for hybrid working, and uncovers the great employee engagement divide.
What challenges does working from home present for employers?
One of the main challenges for employers is keeping employee engagement high and ensuring employee experiences are positive. It is important for employers to provide employees with the tools to complete their tasks as efficiently as possible. Some organisations may need to invest in better IT infrastructure and software to make working from possible for employees.
It is vital for managers, supervisors and teams to have tools to collaborate with one another. Virtual meetings and online communication require teams of people to find new ways to communicate effectively. Senior staff also need to find ways to track progress and review employees’ work effectively to keep productivity in check. This is often done with time management tools and by checking on work progress as it is completed. Another interpersonal factor to consider is the lack of face-to-face communication may make it difficult for teams to bond, so employers should hold team building days and activities to help build the right workplace culture.
Looking after employee health and wellbeing is really important to keep staff engaged with their work. Employers need to be mindful of the need to switch off from work and should encourage employees to eat healthily, exercise regularly and take frequent breaks from their work station.
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How can WorkBuzz help companies make a success of working from home?
Understanding what employees think and feel about working from home is the key to making it a success. By surveying your employees and acting on employee feedback, employers will be able to make better decisions about how to best manage remote working, or indeed hybrid working models.
WorkBuzz’s anonymised employee engagement platform helps HR professionals and management teams to formulate policies that support working from home. Our platform encourages employees to share their experiences, which gives employers the information and the tools they need to implement best practices for working from home.