January 23, 2022
Forbes recently published insight featuring Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management & Organizations, on the topic of employee retention during the pandemic and how to attract and retain talent.
The article speaks primarily to the importance of social belonging in a workplace environment. Now more than ever, employees are feeling a sense of loneliness and isolation, resulting in a lower sense of belonging, purpose, commitment, and engagement with their work. Constance offers five considerations for re-engaging employees and addressing this disconnection to retain talent. She explains the need to create a relationship of trust among employees and company leaders, to lead with emotional intelligence, to eliminate the use of generalizations and stereotypes in the work environment, and to build a strong reputation of being a great place to work.