Nearly 4 million employees now work remotely at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million back in 2015. And while millennials might come to mind when you think of telecommuting, the average worker is actually 46 or older.
The financial industry is a fast-paced, constantly changing world. This means internal communications pros must work to improve the employee experience by keeping employees engaged and in tune with company-wide values and goals.
Every single one of your employees is unique. That means the road to creating a positive employee experience has many twisted paths with various options. To ensure you know where to go when you hit the fork in the road, turn to internal communications.
Creating the ultimate employee experience can only be done when leaders truly understand their employees’ needs and expectations. In a workforce where there are so many communication channels, it’s challenging to make sense of all the information.
Thousands of words will be penned and spoken in reaction to a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” an engineer’s 3,300-word document on “ideological diversity.” Some will argue that we must respect dissenting voices in the workplace, and others will express outrage over flawed thinking about gender.
A number of news outlets reported that Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation. First things first -- congratulations to the Slack team for creating such incredible value for their company. It’s a goal all startups aspire to.
Meet Alison. Alison is the head of human resources at a fast-growing company. Now, meet Kara. Kara is a marketing communications manager for a Fortune-500 company.
What do these two employees have in common? A lot more than you may think.
Contributor -- that’s what 47 percent of companies and 57 percent of workers said will be the best term to describe employees by 2025, according to a recent Randstad study. While this change in title may seem small, employers need to approach the employee experience in a new and improved manner.
After years of seeing game rooms and coffee shops pop up on large company campuses, the employee experience is evolving into a complete understanding of employees’ needs. HR’s role of embracing those needs requires a 360-degree view into what’s necessary for your team to reach their best at work.
“Engagement is an experience to be lived, not a problem to solve.”
David Zinger, Founder of the Employee Engagement Network, wrapped engagement and experience up into this perfectly explained motto. He makes it clear that employees can’t have engagement without experience and vice versa.