Change cannot be put on people. The best way to instill change is to do it with them. Create it with them.

~ Lisa Bodell, CEO, FutureThink

Part of management that drives action in a business environment is the commitment to continuous change. And what better example to comprehend this statement than the very last 12 months we’ve lived through!

Be it aligning daily work with technology, conducting well-being activities, respecting personal lives, or maintaining a balanced lifestyle, employees and employers have collectively welcomed change over the pandemic.

Apart from the obvious establishment of “change being the only constant”, another realisation that businesses have deduced over the last year is – The only way to make an organisation survive adverse times is by creating a well-engaged workforce.

Managing remote teams presents many challenges for HR and business leaders, with employee engagement being a top priority for 2021.

Scott Gregory, CEO at Hogan Assessments

As per a recent study by Reward Gateway of 700 global HR leaders, 45.4 percent of participants predicted that employees will rely on their employer to support their wellbeing more than ever in the coming year, making employee engagement an essential part of 2021.

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement, in the simplest language, is the scale to which employees invest themselves in their jobs, align efforts towards achieving organisational objectives, and feel committed to contributing to the growth of the business.

Employee engagement ideas are often mistaken with “employee satisfaction.” However, unlike employee satisfaction, they go much beyond activities, games, and events.

Employee engagement ideas tend to reveal an employee’s motivational and emotional involvement with the organisation.

Top Employee Engagement Factors to Consider in 2021

The term “employee engagement” has been one of the top-searched topics worldwide over the last year. Factually, the number has shot up by a factor of 1000 in the past 15 years! This not only indicates the growing popularity of the concept but also the acceptance of its importance.

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Today, C-suite executives are delivering several employee engagement and well-being initiatives. To come up with the best ideas, HR teams conduct a series of employee engagement surveys to diagnose the potential engagement problems and to make the lives of remote-staff easier.

Actions taken by employers to promote employee engagement in 2021 can be can be broadly factored into 5 basic categories:

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