Inside HR: Katina Lane, on Employee Engagement

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.


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