Top 5 HR Priorities For Employee Engagement in 2024

With the ever-changing landscape of the workplace and the rise of hybrid and remote work, employee engagement has become more crucial than ever. A Gallup report reveals that engaged employees are 21% more productive and 12% less likely to leave their jobs. But with so much vying for both your and your employees’ attention, how can HR managers prioritize and achieve optimal engagement in 2024?

Eloops’ employee engagement platform is assisting companies and organizations of all kinds all around the world to achieve the optimal engagement they are looking for! Here are what our expert team sees as the top five priorities for HR managers to focus on in the coming year.

1. Leader and Manager Development:

Recent Gartner research shows that a staggering 50% of employees lack confidence in their managers’ ability to lead them effectively. This disconnect can significantly impact engagement. HR should seek to prioritize leadership development programs that equip managers with the skills to inspire, motivate, and empower their teams.

What might this look like?

Investment in leadership coaching, workshops, and online resources that focus on communication, feedback, delegation, and team building will create a ‘ripple effect’ that improves engagement holistically throughout your organization.

2. Cultivate a Strong Organizational Culture:

The same Gartner study reveals that 75% of HR leaders plan to form dedicated culture teams in 2024. Why? A positive culture fosters trust, collaboration, and belonging, all of which are essential components for optimal engagement. Key actions to achieve this are to:

Conduct regular surveys to understand employee sentiment,
Implement tools to deliver consistent & sustainable recognition
Facilitate sharing & open communication no matter where your employees are working
Monitor consistently to ensure your diversity and inclusion initiatives are effective.

3. Leverage HR Technology

HR technology can automate tasks, streamline processes, and provide valuable insights to improve engagement. A recent report by HR Dive found that 70% of organizations plan to invest in HR technology in 2024. If you are (or are not) one of them, now could be the perfect time to talk to us at Eloops!

You will not only boost engagement but also lighten your & your HR Team’s workload immeasurably by implementing an employee engagement platform such as Eloops, that allows for personalized communication, feedback mechanisms, recognition programs, and access to company resources and information. We invite you to get in touch with us to find out more asap.

4. Embrace Change Management

With the rapid pace of change in the business world, organizations need to be agile and adaptable. According to LinkedIn, 63% of employees are concerned about their ability to keep up with the changing demands of their jobs. The most supportive actions you can take in this area are to:

Develop clear communication strategies for change initiatives 
Provide easily accessible training and support for employees 
Encourage feedback and participation throughout the process

5. Empower Career Growth and Internal Mobility

In today’s competitive talent market, employees crave opportunities for growth and development. LinkedIn also reports that 72% of employees would prefer to be promoted within their current organization if given the chance. You can harness and make the most of this dynamic by:

Creating & communicating clear career paths
Providing mentorship
Making the opportunity for internal mobility overt through shadowing and job rotation programs

Note: Not identified as a ‘priority’ above, as it is understood to be a foundational factor these days, employee well-being of course directly impacts engagement and productivity. It is the HR team’s responsibility to support both the physical and mental health of employees, and design the flexible work schedules that will accommodate their work-life preferences. Regularly checking in with employees to gauge their well-being is crucial. As is providing access to health resources of all kinds, and offering technological solutions for seamless collaboration and communication among both in-office and remote teams.

How Can An Employee Engagement Platform Like Eloops Help?

An employee engagement platform can be a powerful tool for HR managers to address their specific employee engagement priorities. By providing a centralized hub for communication, recognition, feedback, learning, and more, it can:

Facilitate meaningful connections between employees and leaders 

Promote transparency and build trust 

Foster a sense of belonging and community 

Drive career development and internal mobility to improve retention 

Provide valuable data and insights to inform decision-making

Our platform makes it easy for HR managers to create a work environment where employees feel valued, engaged, and empowered to contribute their best. We would love to help you deliver a motivated and committed workforce that contributes to your organization’s long-term success.

Would you like to see Eloops in action? Book your demo today!

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