Discussions about “employee connection” or “workplace connection” are happening all over the internet in the era of Covid-19 and the Great Resignation. People leaders have a sense that connection at work is important (especially in these extraordinary times) but often struggle to define what it actually is.
To improve employee connection, we need to understand employee connection—to define it in concrete terms.
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The short answer: Very. According to our 2021 survey of almost 400 HR professionals and over 500 employees, employee connection is key to driving outcomes in retention, engagement, and managing remote or hybrid environments.
Our research also revealed a gap between what employees want when it comes to workplace connection and what employers are delivering. Almost 80% of employees want to feel connected to their company’s purpose and people, but most employees feel disconnected from their organization’s vision and values. And even more feel disconnected from their teammates and managers. That’s “The Connection Gap” and it’s an urgent problem.Get the full State of Workplace Connection report
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A meaningful recognition and rewards program can help you encourage and reinforce behaviors that will lead to a more connected workplace. Here are 4 best practices to help you drive connection through employee recognition.
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