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Employee Engagement
communication they receive from their organization
is open and honest and this is slightly down from the
previous year.
When it comes to fi nding the right information about
factors like pay or benefi ts, 62 percent of workers
say they know where to go, which is a decrease of
nine percentage points from just three years ago. A
comprehensive communication review is a great way
to identify available tools and channels, examine
their effectiveness, and then simplify and strengthen
communications efforts based on the needs of the
company's employee population. A frequent shortfall of
many communications platforms is the failure to ensure
accountability for managing content, making sure it is
current, compelling, and accessible to employees. A big
impact can be made with relatively minimal effort.
4. Connection. Employees who have a strong connection
to their company and team are more likely to be
engaged than those who do not. Research from the
Workforce Mindset Study shows that 43 percent of
U.S. workers say their company's culture and purpose
inspire them to work at their best. With only 45 percent
of employees feeling connected to the mission of their
company, there is plenty of room for organizations
to step up and engage their workers by building out
or more effectively deploying an employee value
proposition (EVP).
An effective EVP is not something employees just read
on a careers site, it is something they experience in
their daily life as employees. It embodies the behaviors
that drive company culture and personally connect
individuals with the company's purpose. It should go
without saying that everyone wants to be included,
heard, and valued, but in truth, a large portion of
employees are not feeling that way. In fact, 85 percent
of workers expect their manager to value their opinions
on matters that affect them, but less than half say their
manager does. In addition, only half of U.S. employees
believe their manager cares about them as a person.
This doesn't mean that these leaders are necessarily
bad managers; they just may not be equipped with the
right tools to be successful. In fact, only 50 percent of
managers say they have the proper tools to have these
conversations. Managers need active personal support
and direction to maximize their leadership role within
the organization as they develop future leaders.
A great employee experience is critical to achieving
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HRO TODAY MAGAZINE
| OCTOBER 2019
Employees are
13X more likely
to be engaged
when they feel well
informed and when
the communications
they receive are
open and honest.
Source: 2018 Worker Mindset Study
goals in attraction, retention, and performance. With
mounting evidence toward its more direct path to
productivity and engagement, it should be a goal of
organizations (including HR, IT, facilities, and others)
to improve the drivers of the employee experience.
Companies should use all the tools at their disposal-
surveys, town halls, performance feedback-to solicit
input from employees about what works and what
doesn't. With real and ongoing feedback, organizations
will be best positioned to design and deliver an
employee experience that fosters engagement and
positive business outcomes for all stakeholders.
Colon McLean is chief human resources offi cer, and Ray Baumruk is
vice president of employee experience design, research, and insights
for Alight Solutions.

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