Picking up the pieces
The data is conclusive: Connected organizations are 21% more profitable, 17% more productive and have 40% less turnover1.
But there’s a problem. Most organizations aren’t connected – and that has very real consequences. It’s why 87% of employees world wide are disengaged at work2 while 60% of people have reported a mental health issue related to their job3. That’s costing businesses over $1 trillion annually in lost productivity4.
CEOs are looking to HR leaders to pick up the pieces. But how?
Creating connected experiences
We need a new framework for HR. One that is focussed on providing connected experiences across the full employee life cycle. This is the only way to meet the reality of modern work. A reality in which 80% of employees no longer sit behind a desk5. Where 79% of people who leave a job do so because of a lack of recognition6, and where 52% of workers say company onboarding processes are broken7.
Getting connected is the first step towards solving these problems. It’s how HR leaders give people a voice, transform collaboration and strengthen culture. Workplace supports this change across 8 Connected HR objectives:
Objective 1 - Connecting Employees to the Company Mission
It’s time for leaders to embrace more transparent and conversational forms of communication to share critical company updates. Because more engaged employees feel more connected to their organization’s mission and strategy.
Objective 2 - Empowering Everyone
Truly connected organizations empower people with technology. That doesn’t just mean the C-suite or knowledge workers. It means giving equal access to frontline employees in stores, factories or other remote locations so they can share information and work together.
Objective 3 - Giving Everyone a Voice
Workplace turns one-way broadcasts into two-way conversations by bringing communication into the open and encouraging feedback in the form of likes, comments, shares and reactions. Because no one ever hits ‘Reply All’ to an email.
Objective 4 - Onboarding People Faster
40% of employers fail to give new hires the minimum support they need8. Connected organizations are able to create communities of new hires even before they start, while giving them access to more tenured employees to unlock knowledge.
Objective 5 - Motivating Employees
For many employees, it’s a compliment – not compensation – that makes the difference. Not only does recognition drive company culture (influencing relationships, engagement and values), happy employees are actually 12% more productive, too9.
To find out the remaining objectives and access the full content,
download the Workplace ‘Connected HR’ Strategy Guide.