Rehiring for key positions is an expensive inconvenience that most companies want to avoid: employee retention is far more preferable. But how do you stop your best people from quitting? Many experts point to DEI as the answer, but while discussions usually focus on Diversity and Equality, the third part of this equation, Inclusion, is most often the breaking point for an employee’s experience.
Inclusion is a key element of employee satisfaction. After all, many people spend more time at work than at home, so they don’t just want compensation: they also want to build a professional legacy.
These are all facets of inclusivity and go a long way towards employee happiness and dedication.
One easy way to vastly improve inclusivity is to promote flexible working options. Working from home might have been hard to manage at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but technologies have since changed drastically.
Digital workplace software has advanced to support flexible, hybrid, or entirely remote working models and effective long-distance collaboration. that many working from home can now be as easy as working from the office and affords a new level of diversity, equality and inclusiveness we only dreamed of before.
For example, before remote working became common:
And no matter what their personal battles or skill set, everyone still met their professional project deadlines.
Fast forward three years later and digital workplace technology has enabled forward-thinking companies to do so much more than just keep apace of their business demand: it has afforded their employees more flexibility, freedom and inclusivity.
So let’s revisit those same scenarios three years later in 2022:
The hybrid working model helps employers get more focus, attention and productivity from their people. Employees get a better life balance and the opportunity to achieve more in their workplace.
Workplace technology is a vital ingredient for building modern employee inclusivity, engagement, satisfaction and retention. So if you want to create an inclusive workplace culture and retain your best talent, start by upgrading your workplace technologies and flexible working policies.
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