How do we drive and sustain Employee Engagement – Even during challenging times?
Employee engagement and culture are now business issues, not just topics for HR to debate. And there is no place for organizations to hide since culture and engagement are tightly intertwined. Culture guides how things work in an organization and employee engagement is how people think, feel and act.
According to a recent Deloitte study, there is much progress to be made with 87% of organizations stating that culture and engagement are their biggest challenges. To make things worse, the current pandemic seems to have an adverse effect on employee engagement too.
But why does it matter? Why do we focus so much on employee engagement? Our speaker for today, Navid Nazemian, has studied this and found that businesses actually not only experience improved results when focusing on engagement, but also increased directionary effort and added advantage in recession. Even more, employees have a greater readiness to stay in the organization and it strengthens the employer brand.
So, what are some of the proven methodologies and practices in order to drive and sustain employee engagement? Tune in to find out…
Navid Nazemian, Global Head of HR, Vodafone
Navid is a certified Executive Coach, a University Lecturer and a Global Head of HR. He gained professional experience in commercial roles before moving to a function he is deeply passionate about; Human Resources. Through his own background in multinational companies, he has developed a deep appreciation for the challenges that senior leaders often face in commercially pressurised and volatile environments. Navid is a cross-culturally experienced HR leader with two decades of progressive experience having worked for iconic brands such as Adidas, GE, BAT, Roche and Vodafone, holding local, regional & global leadership positions in five countries.
You can also read about NOCA’s theme Employee Experience here!