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Time For HR To Bring Back In-depth Employee Engagement Surveys

The COVID-19 pandemic led employers to set aside in-depth employee engagement surveys so they could focus instead on stabilizing their operations and addressing workers’ immediate wellbeing, but in doing so they may be paying a steep price now. So reports Human Resource Executive.

COVID corona 4901881 640smallWhile about 65% of companies, on average, conducted in-depth annual surveys pre-pandemic, that average has dropped to 50% post-pandemic, according to the 2023 Career Wellbeing Report from Gallagher, a human resources and compensation consulting practice. That report surveyed 4,030 U.S. employers.

Scott Hamilton, global managing director at Gallagher, says employers who neglect seeking in-depth feedback from their employees may realize setbacks in their recruitment, retention and employee engagement efforts. “If an HR leader hasn’t done a full study of employee engagement since the pandemic, that is a really big indicator of need,” Hamilton says. “You’re trying to get a handle on where your workforce is today coming out of the pandemic. I would look at that as a tripwire.”

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