How businesses can better retain employees in current work environment

As more and more workers go back into the office, new conversations have emerged on how managers can do better at making employees feel welcome. (Pixabay)

As more and more of people go back to the office, there has been a lot of attention on terms like “the great resignation” and “quiet quitting,” as well as the belief that businesses can do better at making employees feel welcome.

According to Clayton State Assistant Professor of Management Melva Robertson, managers can take more initiative in making their employees feel valued and engaged with their work.

That’s the finding of a recent study co-authored by Robertson, who offered suggestions for how organizations can improve working conditions to the benefit of both employers and employees.

She joined WABE’s “All Things Considered” to talk about her research, and she broke employees down into three groups: the engaged, actively disengaged and not engaged.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.