3 Ways to Create a More Human Workplace

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There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Organizations are looking for ways to support and retain their employees. To help HR and senior leaders gain a deeper understanding of how to better cater to core human needs, Workhuman recently released a research report on “The State of Humanity”. The report covers workplace topics such as safety, fair pay, work-life harmony, growth, inclusion and belonging, and recognition.

One data point that I found interesting was 21% of workers are looking for a new opportunity. Keep in mind that this report was created a few weeks ago when the unemployment rate was significantly lower, and organizations were having tremendous difficultly finding qualified candidates. Obviously, organizations want to address it by finding ways to support and retain employees. The question is how?

That brings me to the second part of the Workhuman report. Of the 21% looking for new opportunities,

  • 33% say they’ve been sexually harassed at work (more than 2x higher than the survey average),
  • 73% have experienced burnout, and
  • 42% don’t trust HR. 

Organizations have some work to do and the answer is more than just a policy or program. It’s about creating a more human workplace. Continue reading here…

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