Improving employee engagement, retention: Opinion


With many postsecondary staff and faculty looking to leave their job this year, postsecondary institutions will need to improve employee engagement and retention, writes Brandon L Wolfe for Inside Higher Ed. Citing two studies out of the US, Wolfe writes that 57% of staff and faculty are planning to leave their jobs in the coming year, and 79% of provosts have noted that their faculty members have been leaving at somewhat or significantly higher numbers. The author advises institutions to address these issues by fostering a culture and climate of belonging, prioritizing psychological safety, and ensuring that wellness initiatives are competitive and accessible. Wolfe also notes that internal communication should be clear, intentional, time-sensitive, inclusive, and authentic to further foster a positive work culture.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)