BlogTags - Employee Engagement

12 April, 2024

Optimizing Employee Engagement through Work-Life Balance: An HR’s Guide

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, and integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” Even as many companies have made the switch to hybrid work, most employees still struggle with maintaining a work-life balance. The reasons behind this are linked to various emerging work trends- firstly the prevailing high attrition burdens existing employees with increased workload, leaving them scrambling to meet expectations. Secondly, work technologies enabling remote work have permeated our private devices, ‘off-hours’, and…

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5 April, 2024

Mental Health at the Workplace: Psychological safety and belonging 

One of the greatest transformations in modern workplaces has been brought about by the hybrid work model. With many of the world’s employees working remotely or coming into the office on certain days, employers face new challenges. The integration of work and personal life has led to a range of issues, the most prominent ones being feelings of mistrust, miscommunication, and exclusion, with ensuing mental health issues in the workplace like anxiety and depression. Consider this finding disclosed in a WHO report-   These dismal statistics point to a need for organizational ownership to improve mental health outcomes in the new…

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28 March, 2024

Top Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

In the era of measuring and strategizing new ways to increase employee engagement, HR leaders can sometimes forget the essence or the why behind employee engagement. What do we mean by a high level of engagement? Why is it important to increase employee engagement rates within organizations? Let’s revisit the answers to some of these questions. Employee engagement is defined by Forbes as “the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals”. More specifically, the following are the markers of high employee engagement- 1.More discretionary effort 2.Increased Loyalty and Tenure3.Alignment to org values and goals  In today’s competitive…

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22 March, 2024

Strategies to Enhance Employee Engagement at the Workplace 

“Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.” Timothy R. Clark   Employee engagement is a vast construct that touches almost all parts facets of human resource management we know hitherto. If every part of human resources is not addressed appropriately, employees fail to fully engage themselves in their jobs in response to this kind of mismanagement. In the ever-changing landscape of evolution, one crucial element sets thriving organizations apart from the rest: employee engagement. It’s the secret sauce that fuels productivity, fosters creativity, and cultivates a positive company culture. But engagement isn’t just about ping-pong tables and free…

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20 March, 2024

Creating True Wellness: 5 Fresh Ideas for Employee Wellbeing Activities

“When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.” James Sinegal In today’s day and age, employee wellness initiatives have become an important priority for organizations looking to optimize employee engagement, and in turn, their business results. Beyond just providing for the hygiene factors, many organizations have amped up efforts to ensure their employees feel included, valued and cared for. However, sometimes wellbeing in the workplace ideas don’t gain popularity with employees or are uni-dimensional in nature and hence, ineffective. This article will put forth the argument that work-life harmony is at the crux of employee wellness. In other…

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7 March, 2024

Employee Experience: The Heartbeat of a Thriving Workforce

“In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters most to your people”- Julie Bevacqua  The emergence of reward and recognition platforms has become a key driver in enhancing these experiences, creating a positive ripple effect throughout the entire business ecosystem. A robust employee experience is the cornerstone of a thriving workforce. Beyond just providing a paycheck, employees seek an environment that fosters growth, recognizes achievements, and values their contributions. A well-designed reward and recognition platform becomes the conduit through which organizations can channel their appreciation and acknowledgment. A reward and recognition platform offers a…

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29 February, 2024

Employee Appreciation Day 2024: Appreciation Quotes to Show You Care

In the context of modern workplaces, one of the most potent tools for fostering a positive work culture is employee appreciation. As we celebrate Employee Appreciation Day 2024, it’s crucial to reflect on the profound impact that acknowledging and valuing employees can have on organizational success. Consider this- a study by Harvard Business School highlights that the optimal appreciation-to-criticism ratio is 5:1, which means that we should be sharing five positive comments for each criticism that is meted out, to ensure ‘effective feedback’ in our interpersonal relationships. Ultimately, the goal is to enable each person to deliver their best at…

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22 February, 2024

What Gen Z employees expect from the workplace: An HR Cheat Sheet 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought major waves of psychological differences for all those who transitioned from students to employees. From getting through university online to becoming full-time employees and immediately going to an office, some Gen Z employees may have had to re-learn a life of routine and adulthood. With this in mind, understanding the expectations of different generations is crucial for fostering a harmonious and productive environment. Gen Z, born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s, is emerging as a significant workforce demographic, bringing with them- unique values and expectations. As HR professionals strive to adapt to this shift, it’s…

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