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To Retain Employees, Give Them a Sense of Purpose and Community

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During the pandemic, the top two reasons employees cited for leaving (or considering leaving) were that they didn’t feel their work was valued by the organization (54%) or that they lacked a sense of belonging at work (51%).

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Make personal aspiration a routine part of manager conversations

Create simple approaches that teach managers how to shape meaningful conversations, asking how their people are progressing with their professional or personal aspirations.

Taking interest in an employee’s whole life strengthens their sense of belonging and belief t...

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The isolation of working from home has fractured our sense of community. Fostering requires creative efforts to help people feel connected without add...

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If your WFH policy offers minimal or no flexibility you are likely to experience disappointment from employees. 

To minimize it, tie whatever guidelines you put in place...

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Instead of making career and professional development a “separate” experience, build learning and advancement right into people’s roles.

An eg: One organization started a program they called “Walk in their shoes,” intended to strengthen connections between employees from di...

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It’s not always natural or comfortable for managers to express care, they may feel awkward or unclear on boundaries. But demonstrating care doesn’t have to be intrusive, and not every employee will want or need the same degree of care.

Give managers discretion and r...

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