Yes, there’s been an increasing shift towards, and real progress with, making communications more ‘human’. But, now more than ever, encouraging the employee voice will reap results. Salesforce, for example, say colleagues who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform at their best.
It’s all good ammunition for employers at a time when ‘the great resignation’ has brought the issue of employee voice, satisfaction, and purpose at work to the fore.
How about starting an employee network? It’s a great way to blend inclusion and diversity with the honest feedback that will make your communication activity so much more relevant.
And is your organisation as social as it could be? There have been more social movements in the past 10 years than in the previous 100. Perhaps by allowing the employee voice to be heard more loudly, some businesses could well have avoided the embarrassing and public calls for change that have come from within their ranks in recent times.
As hybrid goes into hyperdrive this year, the smart money is also on larger scale communication audits to truly gauge employee opinion. Ask them what they want, need, and expect – or the employee voice may make itself heard in ways you don’t want.
Sequel’s ninth Employee Engagement Trends Report 2022 asks how communicators can help businesses balance their corporate and social purposes with strategic objectives while connecting remote teams.
The report includes insights from our client work and across the industry as businesses look to make their future workplace modern, purposeful, people-centric, authentic, and focused on wellbeing.
It will help you discover top tips for evolving your people workplace, from using smarter, snappier measurement, using feedback from employees better for areas like inclusion and diversity, or simply being bolder this year.