For decades, HR teams have been focused on cost-saving exercises. This is all about to change. According to a McKinsey survey of HR leaders across Europe-based businesses, the emphasis is now going ‘back to human’ (1). But what should people-centered policies look like?
Every area of an employee’s life impacts their performance at work. And if diversity and inclusion is to encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work, the workplace should support a person’s entire needs. This quarter, we have been focusing on holistic HR. Our insight pieces explore different ways in which businesses can bring choice into every element of the employee experience to inspire a truly self-determined way of life.
At a glance
The improvement in engagement gained by taking care of an employee’s physical and mental health (2)
Percentage of employees saying their wellbeing declined while working during the pandemic (3)
(1) McKinsey, 2021, ‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again
(2) McKinsey, 2020, COVID-19 and the employee experience: How leaders can seize the moment
(3) Deloitte, 2021, The worker-employer relationship disrupted (Harvard Business Review survey)