Research Points to Common Sense Factors to Create Belonging in the Workplace

Research Points to Common Sense Factors to Create  Belonging in the Workplace

In today’s uncertain times, it has never been more important for employees to feel a sense of security in the organizations they devote their time and energy to work for. A recent survey of 1,000 employees across industries in five countries showed a large majority of people (82%) feel some sense of belonging in their workplace, but only 45% of employees strongly agree that they feel they belong at their organization.

The top three factors that make people feel they belong at the organization where they work are: being recognized for accomplishments (61%), feeling contributions are valued (59%), and having opportunities to express honest opinions (40%.) The top three barriers to achieving a sense of belonging and connectedness in the workplace are lack of appreciation or recognition (45%), heavy workload (45%), and inadequate leadership (37%).

The free research report, Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace, is now available for download. HR.com’s HR Research Institute partnered with Ultimate Software, a leading human capital management solutions provider, to conduct the cross-cultural survey of workers at organizations with more than 200 employees in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Despite identifying these factors, less than half of

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