How HR leaders can win a seat at the table

“Our people are our greatest asset.”

These feel-good words have decorated countless company walls, websites and mission statements.

But let’s be real. Most organizations don’t treat their employees like assets.

Think of it this way: An organization that owns land and buildings ensures those assets are well-maintained—it protects its investments. So, if employees are assets, why are less than one-third of U.S. workers functioning at peak performance efficiency?

Gallup analytics reveal that just 33% of U.S. workers (and 15% of global employees) are engaged at work—meaning they are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their job and workplace. When employees are not engaged, performance suffers, and most human resources leaders are not doing what it takes to help their employees reach their fullest performance potential.


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