Keith Hannon

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What happened to that water cooler talk? Or that camaraderie while yelling across cubicles when a deal closes or a promotion is accepted?

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work world is forever changed. According to research by FlexJobs, 65% of surveyed employees want to work remotely permanently. Another 31% of respondents want to be part of a hybrid work environment. The power has shifted from employers to employees, and companies must evolve to engage employees in innovative ways if they want to retain them.

If you’re hoping to connect your community at work in a meaningful way that spans geographic distances, LinkedIn and private community social groups are no longer sufficient.

Here’s why.

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Remote work is here to stay, making effective remote employee engagement strategies non-negotiable for organizations. Experts predict that 40.7 million workers in the United States will be fully remote in the next five years. Businesses that want to competitively attract and retain top talent in this new environment have no choice but to focus on employee engagement.

The truth about employee engagement is that it’s the backbone of successful businesses. Effective employee engagement strategies can increase:

  • Business profitability
  • Individual productivity
  • Employee retention
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Sales
  • Corporate reputation

And employee engagement metrics show an engaged employee is 21% more profitable than a disengaged one! But creating engagement is easier said than done.

We explore these challenges and share best practices for engaging your remote employees in support of retention.

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Keith Hannon

Keith Hannon

Hollywood drop-out turned Cornell University fundraiser, now advancing schools/NPs/businesses via BrightCrowd. Politician, comedian, 3x dad.