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Post Pandemic Employee Engagement



Employee engagement was about 32% in the U.S., prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Employees who are or were waiting to return to work, new hires and those who are currently able to work from home, are not as engaged as employers want and need them to be.

 

Many companies have found that harnessing a high level of employee engagement, when combined with practical skills, leads to great results, such as:

  • 85% or higher reduction in costly soft-tissue injuries & slips-trips & falls

  • Substantially reduced illnesses, absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover

  • Increased awareness, improved employee & team communications & morale

  • Elevated safety & prevention based culture

You have probably heard that when managers and supervisors engage employees by being proactive rather than passive or reactive, employees are more likely to recall and apply the best health & safety practices, participate in initiatives, and are more likely to make useful suggestions.


Absenteeism is a key metric when measuring engagement.



Engaging employees in their personal health & safety is essential when workers are doing tasks that are not closely supervised, such as when working from home, working in guest rooms, or working in the field where many cumulative stressors and habits are formed, rules are easy to break. Engaged and motivated employees are less likely to call in sick and more likely to produce more during every shift.


Want to achieve breakthroughs in longstanding, nagging health & safety problems?



The time is now to engage employees as businesses continue to reopen and strategize about how to stay open and remain profitable in the COVID-19 pandemic age. In a recent survey, 79% of employees stated that their health needs to be their employers #1 priority, not productivity. In fact, 81% said that their employer is responsible for their health.


Employees were especially united around the fact that if their employers did not live up to their expectations around cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining a healthy environment on a continuous basis, and protecting them from any negative health effects from toxic solutions, they would "look for work elsewhere."


Take advantage of this window of opportunity.



Show every employee, from essential workers to new hires, to those whom are working remotely, that you do care about their health & safety, by delivering some new training - wherever they are working.


Post training, deploy one of AE's follow up strategies and continue building upon rising engagement and communication levels, while you enjoy visual proof of positive behavioral changes. It's really as easy as 1, 2, 3!