After a year of significant workplace changes, people are looking for a more enjoyable, productive, and engaging employee experience. However, in the State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report, Gallup found only 34% of US employees are engaged and satisfied. Unsatisfied employees become less engaged with often lower productivity and increased absences. According to Gallup, 74% of disengaged workers are either watching for openings or actively looking for new employment. Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4.3 million people, 2.9 percent of the workforce, quit their jobs in August 2021.
Your employees are key to the success of your company. They not only produce your products or provide your services, but they’re also the face of your company to the public. Creating a great employee experience is not an option for companies – it’s an absolute necessity for your long-term success.
Personal Connections Matter
The traditional separation between a person’s work and home life changed with the shift to remote or hybrid work environments. As video conferencing increased, we saw inside each other’s homes and came to know their children and pets. In many ways, this “new” work environment encouraged more transparency and the opportunity for deeper personal connections with employees and their families.
Creating a great employee experience has become more than providing a physical workspace, training, or equipment for the job. It includes everything they learn, feel, and experience, from their first day until their last day at the company. Above all, it is the meaningful interactions with your employees, understanding their personal aspirations, and developing their unique talents.
A successful company culture connects everyone within the company and is essential to creating a great employee experience. Employees who believe in a company’s mission, values and culture are happier with their jobs, more likely to engage in their work, and less likely to leave the company.
At Ataraxis, our culture is a source of inspiration for our team and motivation for the meaningful impact we want to have with each other, our clients and co-employees. Our culture champion, Glen Scott, has served as our Chief Operating Officer for the last three years and worked hard to cultivate our unique company culture. Glen recently transitioned to a new leadership role as our Chief People Officer.
What is a Chief People Officer?
A CPO is a strategic leader who is focused on both building a strong company culture and the ongoing development of employees and teams. Whether it is a new employee or someone celebrating their ten-year anniversary, a CPO can guide and empower team members to achieve their highest potential and enjoy a greater employee experience.
“Growing people is at the heart of who Ataraxis is as a company. For me personally, it is a rewarding process to first understand an individual’s goals and aspirations, and then match their talents to the needs of the organization. By working one-on-one with employees to create a structured path, they will be able to grow and maximize their career potential in Ataraxis, while enjoying a more rewarding employee experience,” said Glen Scott.