Yazad Dalal, Head of HCM, Oracle APAC
High employee engagement is on the minds of nearly all organisations, with Deloitte reporting that 87% of executives rate culture and employee engagement as their biggest HR challenge.
In the world of HR, many of us talk about employee engagement, and the intrinsic link between engagement and productivity. We may have a grasp of what it means, what an engaged employee looks like, and even a decent idea of how it can be improved. But, do we really understand the key elements that contribute to engagement, and how to embark on the journey to increasing engagement levels to create a more well-rounded and happy experience at work?
In a recent APAC-wide study conducted by Oracle, the findings illustrate that we are only just at the beginning of this journey. Less than half (49%) of the respondents stated that their company utilises the latest technology in the workplace to enable them to do their job effectively, and less than half expressed that they have confidence in the leadership of their company.
Along with digital enablement and leadership, talent management and the culture of development were found to be other key elements in the employee engagement equation. The study identified that 49% say that their organisation actively encourages promotion from within the organisation and less than half agreed that there is equal opportunity for advancement. With progression prospects like that, it is unsurprising there is a high rate of turnover the region is seeing.
To help fight back against talent disengagement; we have identified eight steps to creating your own culture of engagement:
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