Talent Sustainability Tip #4: Sustain
Just because your employee turnover is low doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about your employees. The fact that they didn’t leave you doesn’t mean that they are actually with you. 70% of U.S. workers are disengaged according the State of the American Workplace Report. This tells us that we are not attending to our employees’ human needs. What is sad is that more than one-third of American workers experience chronic work stress, and only 36% say their organization provides sufficient resources to help them manage it. (OnEdge)
If we want to keep our employees both physically and emotionally, we need to take action to attend to their human needs. Here are some ways we can do this:
- Hire enough people. Stop overloading employees with more and more work.
- Pay them well. If you need them to work more, pay them more or fulfill some other need. They may appreciate having a more flexible schedule or more paid time off. Just ask them.
- Invest in an employee well-being program. Make sure they are getting proper exercise, sufficient rest, and the emotional support they need.
These are some examples of what we can do to meet our employees’ human needs—physical, mental, and emotional. Remember, this is the key to effective Talent Management and creating Talent Sustainability in your organization—Because we are simply human beings.™