Trends that are Shaping the Future of Employee Engagement

HR Tech Outlook | Tuesday, May 31, 2022

“A people-first culture can only flourish when every individual in the industry, from top to bottom, feels cared for and appreciated.”

Fremont, CA: Employees' lives have been altered due to the pandemic in all industries. Without a doubt, the previous year was a tiring one for many organizations worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic created uncertainty and disruption, resulting in significant layoffs, furloughs, and business closures. Employees were forced to switch to remote work due to lockdowns, deal with increased stress, or lose their jobs. As a result, employee engagement fluctuated throughout workplaces.

Employee engagement trends shift dramatically with each new generation in the workforce. Business executives and managers that are forward-thinking must stay current on these engagement tactics.

People-First Culture

Employee engagement, which looked like a novel concept at the start of the last decade, is now a clear business goal. It is critical to improve corporate culture or risk losing top people. Firms such as Hilton, Salesforce, and American Express are paving the way for businesses to embrace tactics to change organizational culture. A people-first culture can only flourish when every individual in the industry, from top to bottom, feels cared for and appreciated. It is a road that every organization must take.

The Impact of AI and ML

We've seen efficient and sophisticated HR solutions make their way into people management during the last few years. The tremendous influx of ML and AI in the workplace will further accelerate the tendency. Many forward-thinking firms have already begun to use AI and ML in various work tasks and have seen a positive return on their investment. So far, they've had a lot of success. Moreover, AI is enhancing robust communication and personalized activities in the workplace. HR departments can make more informed, data-driven, and logical decisions. The data is also assisting managers in better understanding the factors that influence employee productivity.

Diversity and Inclusion

When people from various sections of the country, nationalities, customs, and social structures get together, they bring new and distinctive ideas to the table. They also provide a unique perspective on issues and more problem-solving options. The result is a much-needed global perspective on the issues at hand.

A diversified, fair, and equitable culture produces a more innovative, creative, and engaged staff. However, diversity without inclusion is comparable to an Indian dish without salt. Representation is only one component of the puzzle. Inclusion is the connecting force that holds all the pieces together. Diversity can only be sustained if firms instill a sense of belonging in all employees.

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