“CEOs are not listening to the message around engagement, because HR is not convincing them of its importance,” according to an HR Magazine post.
“ … employee engagement and loyalty is at a three-year low, but many employers have no clue as to the dismal state of affairs,” reported in a recent study.
I truly feel sorry for the HR folks who work with these CEOs. HR folks shouldn’t have to sell the importance of employee engagement – they should be supporting the CEOs in their efforts to create and maintain an engaging workplace.
Until these CEOs truly “get” employee engagement, I urge HR professionals to start stockpiling sunglasses. Because when the executives’ rose-colored classes fall off, they’re going to be blinded by all the empty space once filled by their employees.