How can employers keep their workforce engaged and motivated to avoid the quiet quitting phenomenon?
With the current climate of the candidate market, there are multiple steps your organization can take to retain your teams and attract new talent.
- Internal mobility and clear growth plans
A lack of growth opportunity is one of the driving forces behind employees' unhappiness in the workplace.
Deloitte's human capital team recently mentioned that professional growth and development opportunities are a deciding factor in where people chose to work.
Development in this sense touches on more than just title promotion, but on offering opportunities to develop personal skill sets via mentoring or training programs, chances to work on cross-functional teams and empowering your employees to challenge themselves.
These practices not only result in a dynamic and skilled workforce, but an engaged one.
- Increase employee engagement
Quiet quitting is heavily affecting employees' engagement with their work, especially in the remote setting. They may be clocked in, but they are checked out.
SHRM professionals suggest that to combat that, employers must be committed to creating an engaging environment by providing individual attention, supplying the right tools for the job, providing training and coaching, asking for employee feedback, and holding their teams accountable.
Hand in hand with employee engagement is humanizing your workforce.
Obviously, people spend a significant amount of their time with their employers and fellow team members. It is important for their longevity to feel valued.
To do this, employers can show they care about their employees through wellness programs, arranging social events for bonding opportunities and recognizing their employees win loudly and proudly.
Employees want to feel seen and appreciated for their contributions. Don't be scared of being silly or over the top when celebrating your team. It builds a strong culture and increases engagement.
As we all know, the candidate market is competitive. There has been an increase in pay transparency, starting salary increases and inflation.
To ensure that you are retaining your current talent and making competitive offers, confirm that your salaries are competitive in the market. We have compiled data here, to help assist in this evaluation.