A quarter of employees worldwide plan to quit their jobs post-COVID1.
Employee burnout and anxiety have been major reasons for employee turnover. Millennials and working parents are the populations most likely to leave their jobs post-COVID.
The Four Most Effective Ways To Increase Employee Engagement:
- Offer consistent and ongoing recognition and praise.
- Ensure that your Managers are having regular and frequent dialogues with the direct reports about career development.
- Teach your managers to treat their employees as Human Beings, as opposed to cogs on the wheel of productivity.
- Offer new and improved health and wellness benefits that directly address the aforementioned stress and anxiety.
Encourage and support COVID-19 Vaccinations.
This effort should include offering incentives to employees for getting vaccinated, perks like time off, free food, cash, and/or gift cards.
Focus On Consistent, Clear, And Informative Communications With Your Employees
This type of communication effort is more important than ever with a virtual/remote work world. In fact, the majority of employees say that the most important thing their manager can provide is more feedback and coaching on the employee’s role and work performance.
Address The Mental Health Of Your Managers
Employees are not the only ones suffering in silence with work anxiety and stress. 59% of managers all feel that they are overworked2.
More Employers Are Offering Pet Insurance
Multiple research studies have found that having a relationship with an animal can have an impactful positive effect on employees’ mental health. Millennials now make up the lion’s share of the North American workforce and they are seeking and value more help in caring for their furry friends.
1 April 2021 Survey by Eagle Hill Consulting.
2 April 2021 Study by Employee Benefit News