Cultivating engaged employees and keeping the that way is a major challenge for human resources professionals today, says HR manager Katina Lane.
“Often times in the world of human resources, we feel that compensation is a good strategy to retain employees, that benefits will retain employees,” Lane told Monster at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2012 conference in Atlanta. “But I think we have dropped the ball in regards to the level of engagement, that sense of belonging.”
Employees are looking for more than competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. They also “want to feel like they’re contributing — that they’re really a part of the team,” Lane explained.
“Compensation is good, benefits are great, but to actually feel like you belong and that you are a partner and that you are a part of the team is an area of opportunity for us,” she said.