Report: How investing in employees bolsters the bottom line

Data from Accenture shows the clear correlation between demonstrating care for your workforce and higher revenues—despite the COVID-19 downturn. Here’s where you can create the biggest impact.

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Executives’ expectations, priorities and responsibilities are changing.

According to a new report from Accenture, just 35% of C-suite leaders before the pandemic saw themselves as being responsible for the well-being of employees and holistically supporting their needs. Six months later, that number has jumped to 50%.

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Even though global unemployment is high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers are reevaluating their careers. More than half of workers are contemplating a career or job change, Accenture reports.

For organizations eager to retain top talent, it will be crucial to show exemplary leadership post-COVID.

In Accenture’s pulse survey, 69% of workers said that they expect companies to start behaving more responsibly and equitably than before, and 67% say that COVID-19 has proved that business leaders must engage on issues such as social inequality and environmental conservation.

In short, employee trust will come at a premium for organizations after the global pandemic.

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