Posted December 21, 2020 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Small But Mighty in Employee Engagement
How are smaller organizations doing when it comes to employee engagement during the pandemic? Despite the pressures, they’re actually doing remarkably well. Stay tuned to find out why.
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Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! Smaller organizations have struggled big-time during the recent shutdowns—but those who are hanging on are doing something right. A recent study of more than 700 small-business employees found that most are really happy at their jobs.
Despite the disruption of the pandemic, 71% said they felt excited about their job. Roughly 3 out of 4 employees said their employer cares about them as a person, and more than 4 out of 5 believe that their employer values their opinions and contributions at work.
Employees who take pride in their organization perform at a higher level—and small businesses are winning here, too. Fully 92% of respondents say they are proud to work for their company. 93% feel their work contributes to the success of the organization. 9 out of 10 would recommend their company to friends or family members as a potential employer.
So what are these organizations doing right? It’s actually really simple: they’re making sure their employees feel valued. In a small business, every employee counts and makes a significant contribution to their collective success. Valued employees are productive and happy. This principle applies to any workplace—including both the business and educational sectors.
Big or small, organizations that make their employees feel vital and valued can thrive—even in uncertain times.
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