Remote Employees Report Feeling 2x Less Engaged, More Worried About Being Overlooked
Surveys show workers want to work from home, but how do employers keep them engaged?
A June 2021 article from Forbes noted research that showed “employees who reported that they primarily work remotely expressed feeling nearly two times or 182% less engaged than workers who reported that they primarily work in person.”
For companies that want to stay competitive, offering remote or hybrid work allows employers to offer flexibility that wasn’t widely available prior to the pandemic. However, hybrid workers not feeling engaged could be crushing for a profession that has long faced talent shortages. Additionally, CEO Monthly reported in April that over a one-third of hybrid workers “have fears about being overlooked for promotions and pay rise opportunities in favor of people who actually work in the office.”
How can firm leaders adjust their management styles to ensure in-office employees don’t receive favorable opportunities and treatment and that their remote talent doesn’t feel disconnected from the team?
The Center for Accounting Transformation is presenting Engaging Your Hybrid Team: How to Ensure Employee Engagement and Equity When Working Remotely. This two-hour workshop will help managers navigate the choppy hybrid work waters. Attendees can learn to improve onboarding, increase employee engagement, and reduce turnover by learning to adjust their leadership styles. Additionally, attendees will be able identify behaviors that can lead to unconscious bias that favors in-office employees and behaviors of employees that are at risk for disengaging.
The Center for Accounting Transformation provides professionals with a framework for utilizing innovations that are ready for adoption, the training and resources necessary to apply the innovations, and an opportunity to engage the talent and community needed to further the pursuit of innovative accounting practices that drive responsible and mindful business performance.