The Surprising Secret to Better Employee Engagement
Did you know only 32.6% of workers are engaged with their company and the work they’re doing? Most HR professionals agree that employee engagement is the key to a happy workplace, better retention, and a whole slew of other performance metrics. What’s not so clear is what, exactly, is the key to employee engagement. We’d like to argue that it’s pretty simple — communication. In our hyper-connected world, we have a slew of tools at our disposal — email, social media, chat — that have changed and, in many ways, improved the way we communicate on a daily basis. The first step to clear communication is choosing a channel that feels natural and easy, and a lot of organizations are already doing that, hosting online networking events for busy or remote employees and investing in internal chat networks like Slack or Hipchat. But let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater in our quest to simplify and streamline internal communication. One-to-one communication is still king, and one of the most powerful employee engagement tools at your disposal is the humble one-on-one meeting between managers and their employees. One-on-one meetings are a necessary step to fostering a strong organization. Yet, with busy managers and employees, the meetings are sometimes overlooked. Quantum Workplace created the infographic below looking at the steps to creating a healthier one-on-one experience. Some highlights include:
- 85.7% of highly engaged organizations conduct one-on-one meetings between managers and employees.
- 52% of employees think leaders who don’t make time to meet with employees are less effective.
- Only 24% of employees are satisfied with how their manager communicates the organization’s goals and strategies.
What do you think creates a successful one-on-one meeting?
The Brazen Blog
Sep 16, 2020
Weighing the pros and cons of virtual job fairs
Amid the pandemic, virtual job fairs have almost entirely replaced in-person career events. Virtual recruiting events are a logical step for keeping candidates and recruiters safe from the virus, while cutting costs and improving efficiency. Now that COVID case numbers are starting to wane in some areas, many talent acquisition leaders wonder if recruiting events will be able to ‘get back to normal’ sooner than later, and teams that haven’t yet pivoted to virtual events may question whether it’s even worthwhile at this point in the game.
The Brazen Blog
Sep 14, 2020
How to host a virtual hackathon
This year has been full of challenges your business must navigate to remain competitive. It’s become trickier to communicate with teams, to hire new talent, and to keep focused on your mission. There’s no need to let the events of the world interfere with your ability to innovate as well. Enter the virtual hackathon. Whether you want to connect with new development talent or simply improve engagement among your current team members, hosting a virtual event centered on problem-solving can help you continue moving forward.
The Brazen Blog
Sep 03, 2020
How to use virtual recruiting to hire entry level employees
Let’s bust a virtual recruiting myth today. Many people think virtual recruiting tools work best or can only be used to recruit for positions that require advanced degrees and years of experience. Not so! As more employers pivot to virtual recruiting in the midst of the pandemic, we’re seeing overwhelming success in another area of hiring: entry level positions.