We Have Seen An Increase In Our Number Of Employee Engagement: World Bank
The World Bank has made significant strides to improve the flexible working toolkit to make sure 16,000 employees know the options available
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Sean McGrath, HR Vice-President - The World Bank told BW Businessworld, “Flexible workplace options mean the employees need to be able to able to adapt their workday. With challenging times in the job market, it is important is to focus on the staff you have on board, to give them a workplace that is challenging and interesting; one which allows for personal and professional growth.”
Work flexibility has gained good momentum across globe. Technology offers an array of tools that can be used to stay connected to the office when needed. Over the last few years, The World Bank has made significant strides to improve the flexible working toolkit to make sure 16,000 employees know the options available.
McGrath added, “People who join the World Bank Group do so to make a difference in other peoples’ lives and our recent survey tells us that 92 per cent of staff are proud to work in our organisation and we’ve seen a significant increase in our number of engagement indicators, which signifies good coordination between staff and the management.”
Global organisations have their employees coming from many countries across the world and it becomes all the more important to treat every individual equitably. Organisations must ensure fluid talent within the workforce, not differentiated by location or contract type which has not always been the case. They need to ensure similar recognition for their staff based on differentiated performance.
On equal recognition for all the employees in The World Bank, Sean McGrath shared, “We’ve made significant advancements in the past few years, but much work remains to be done and the way we recognise our people should evolve. We are ensuring that the recognition tools we use each year (presidents awards, Vice President Awards, awards for innovation to name a few) are available to all staff.”