Having a sense of belonging is critical to employee engagement, as well as promoting diversity and inclusion at the workplace. And with a large part of the workforce operating remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, creating a culture of belonging is more important than ever.
Encouraging employees to bring their whole selves to work helps to improve productivity and support belonging. “At Randstad our executive leadership team, the C-suite, is really prompting us to be more authentic about how we feel,” said Floss Aggrey, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Randstad Sourceright. “[Our leadership has been] very candid and realistic in regard to the state of business and what it's going to take for us all to get through it.”
Aggrey also suggested that managers should not “just take the business as usual approach when you're talking to members of your team” and that they should “realize [employees] need a space to talk about things they're going through.”
Read the full article in HR Dive to get more tips on developing a sense of belonging in the workplace. You can also visit Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Continuity & COVID-19 Insights Stream for more resources on leading your workforce effectively during these challenging times.
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