The article titled “State of the Global Workplace” by Gallup provides insights into the current state of employee engagement and well-being worldwide. The report is based on surveys conducted in 2020, which capture the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global workforce.
Key takeaways for HR leaders include:
1. Employee engagement: Only 20% of employees are engaged in their work, while 53% are not engaged, and 27% are actively disengaged. This highlights the need for HR leaders to focus on strategies to improve engagement levels.
2. Well-being: The pandemic has significantly affected employee well-being, with 42% reporting their well-being as suffering. HR leaders should prioritize initiatives to support employee well-being and mental health.
3. Remote work: The shift to remote work has been challenging for many employees, with 46% reporting that it has negatively impacted their work-life balance. HR leaders should address these challenges by providing support and resources for remote workers.
4. Managerial support: The role of managers is crucial in employee engagement and well-being. Employees who feel supported by their managers are more likely to be engaged and have higher well-being. HR leaders should invest in training managers to provide effective support to their teams.
5. Communication: Effective communication is vital during times of crisis. HR leaders should ensure transparent and timely communication to keep employees informed and engaged.
Overall, this report highlights the importance of employee engagement, well-being, remote work support, managerial support, and communication for HR leaders to consider in their strategies and initiatives.