The pandemic has prompted a heightened awareness of how difficult it can be to juggle work, family, and personal responsibilities on a daily basis. Today’s workers are expecting flexibility, hybrid work arrangements, and leaders who show compassion for employee needs. And when those expectations are not met, workers are no longer hesitant to seek alternative employment.
Many organizations are creating well-being initiatives to help retain top talent and avoid the fallout of The Great Resignation. But what are the most effective ingredients of a well-being program that deliver compelling results? Drawing on our deep organizational development and human resource expertise, Dion Leadership has partnered with two rigorous academic researchers and esteemed professors—Dr. Ellen Ernst-Kossek and Dr. Leslie Hammer—to help answer this question.
According to Kossek and Hammer’s research findings, the direct manager plays the most critical role in an employee’s well-being. More than company policies, yoga classes, or a supply of free healthy snacks, this research identifies the impact managers have on employees’ intent to turnover, job satisfaction, and physical healthcare costs. Kossek and Hammer’s research has been cited in several esteemed publications, including Harvard Business Review. They also have received a National Institute of Health grant that resulted in evidence pointing to four specific “supervisor supportive behaviors” that are key to improving work-life conflicts.
In this webinar, Dr. Ellen Ernst-Kossek, leading social scientist, thought leader on work-family and employment issues, and chaired professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, will share facts, insights, and observations from her 30 years of organizational behavior, gender, and work-family research.
Please join us as we delve into the science of work-family conflict and provide practical suggestions for you to advance your hybrid work, retention, and well-being iniatitives.