When employees turn over quickly, it drains the bottom line. New hires can take up to eight months to be fully productive in their roles. And with teams constantly changing, it’s hard for businesses to fully optimize the combination of skills, team members, and talent that take them to the next level of growth. That’s where employee engagement comes in.
In 2021, many workforces have gone remote and markets are constantly evolving. Surprisingly, many companies saw increased employee engagement in 2020. But leaders shouldn’t rest on their laurels. It’s hard to know how long the trend towards increased engagement will last, or what other hurdles the pandemic will present as the year unfolds.
Continuous education—which enables employees and organizations to adapt to the unknown—has become central to employee engagement.