As the world starts to think about life after the pandemic, leaders now face a new crisis, known as The Great Resignation. Quit rates are surging in most industries as people walk away from their old routines to seek out new opportunities and a better work-life balance. If you’re worried that your best talent might be about to join this mass walk-out, then it’s time to deploy an underused staff retention technique: the stay interview.
A recent study by the software company Sage found that 81% of executives said that HR-related tech played a vital role in their Covid response. Meanwhile, 83% of HR leaders said that technology helped them become more responsive and flexible during a time of changing needs.
Strong team culture can be the fine line between success and failure. And yet, team culture is something that’s hard to define and even harder to manage. In an age of hybrid teams and remote workers, cultural cohesion can seem like a bigger challenge than ever. But you’ve got one secret weapon on your side: your HR team.
The past year has been what many, including myself, are describing as a relentless crisis. Some businesses have passed this test, thanks to the hard work and dedication of their employees. But a year of sustained stress could be the catalyst for another crisis: a tidal wave of employee burnout.
Change has been the only constant in recent months, as everyone tries to adapt to remote work, Zoom meetings, and social distancing practices. It’s been an unprecedented strain, and most people feel like they’ve had enough change to last a lifetime.
A couple years ago, Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as the top word of the year as shown by the increase in look ups over the prior year. Not surprising as it seems to appear in regular conversations I have with clients and colleagues daily.