Employee recognition is a main driver of successful workplace cultures, but it isn’t the entire story. Nurturing respect and kindness in the workplace with an employee experience centered around inclusion and belonging is the way forward for organizations looking to have a positive impact on both workplace culture and business outcomes.
CEOs and HR leaders today are at the forefront of this shift. By leveraging their employee voice and employee resource groups alongside a holistic recognition strategy, they are poised to pivot their workplace cultures from the inside out by activating an employee-powered culture. All they need are the right tools and a clear path forward.
Solving for the employee experience with an integrated ecosystem
The Achievers Employee Experience Platform™ provides organizations with the insights and tools they need to solve their employee experience puzzle. A connected ecosystem of products, integrations, and partnerships, the platform powers relevant and agile employee experience strategy backed by workforce science to increase employee belonging and activate culture through daily employee and leader participation. Watch our sneak peek video to get a sense of what it can do.
On the cusp of change
A ripple effect of the pandemic, employee turnover is accelerating, with 51% of employees saying that they intend to job hunt this year.
While the world paused at the pandemic’s onset and a shift in the way we work took place, employees found themselves re-evaluating their work lives, examining their employee experience, and considered what mattered most to them. For most individuals, the decision to stay or go wasn’t only about salary and benefits. Work-life balance, recognition, and feeling a sense of purpose and belonging are top considerations and areas that employers must address to retain talent.
This era of reflection has given rise to an increasingly important trend — one that organizations should pay close attention to. According to the 2021 Culture Report, employees today want — even need — a work environment that provides them with a sense of connection, belonging, and security. It’s about feeling at home in one’s place without reservation.
An employee experience backed by research
Research conducted by the Achievers Workforce Institute continues to correlate a sense of belonging with better outcomes, namely that employees with a strong sense of belonging are twice as likely to be productive, committed, enthusiastic, and resilient. And yet, just 36% of employees say that their leaders create empowering environments where they feel a true sense of belonging.
The Achievers Employee Experience Platform bridges this disconnect by providing organizations and their employees with the tools they need to make connections, feel valued, and drive performance — all within the flow of work.
As a leader in recognition and rewards, Achievers has taken a 360-degree approach to employee experience, delivering a holistic solution that ensures an even more connected culture backed by workforce data.
“The framework of belonging is an incredible way to guide organizations through the complexities and priorities of building the employee experience to activate an employee-powered culture,” said Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, Achievers Chief Workforce Scientist. “I’m so proud that we have the opportunity to infuse science-backed thought leadership and the Workforce Institute within the very foundation of our products –helping us solve new problems and deliver on the things that matter to employee belonging.”
The Achievers Employee Experience Platform is comprised of 5 key products:
Drive engagement, build brand advocacy, and fuel a consistent company culture by activating company values and priorities with high-frequency and high-impact recognition.
Never miss an opportunity to recognize and celebrate your employees’ unique contributions and career milestones — and do it all without any added administrative time or effort.
Make your diverse workforce feel valued by maximizing the value of points and offering access to a robust global Marketplace of rewards.
Build a real-time picture of the employee experience with an integrated, end-to-end action-driving suite of solutions that capture your employee voice.
Increase employee belonging by helping your people connect and build their internal networks and by supporting inclusive interactions.
“Our new Achievers Employee Experience Platform activates belonging while also delivering on the need for cohesive global work experiences,” announced Jeff Cates, Achievers CEO. “Starting with where we lead today, in recognition and voice of employee, we continue to push ourselves to solve new problems using the belonging model to guide us. Think of the Achievers Employee Experience Platform as the ultimate front-end of your employees’ work experience.”
To solve for a better employee experience, you simply need the right tools and insights. The Achievers Employee Experience Platform gives you what you need today and prepares you for tomorrow by consolidating your employee experience programs — eliminating the need for multiple systems that run individual programs — and providing program comprehensive metrics pulled from all of your programs, for a truly holistic view of your engagement activities.
It’s a revolutionary platform that’s constantly evolving, with new products continuously added to meet the changing needs of organizations and their people.
Get your first-hand look at the fully integrated, inclusive, and employee experience focused Achievers Employee Experience Platform today.
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