Report: 10 essential factors that lead to workforce resilience and how to build on them

Data suggests programs that broadly address the employee experience have a clear impact on productivity, performance and profit.

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3 pillars of resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a litmus test for workforce resilience—and many organizations have learned that their workers are in a much more precarious position than they’d like.

Over time, businesses of all shapes and sizes have looked to minimize risk and improve organizational resilience. They invest in insurance, liability management and business continuity plans. Yet many have neglected to safeguard their single largest asset: the workforce.

A new report from Aon outlines how to improve “resilience” for workers and what kinds of well-being initiatives will have success for internal audiences. Aon defines three pillars of resilience for workers:

  • A fundamental sense of security at work
  • A strong sense of belonging to the organization
  • Adaptability and motivation needed to reach a workers’ full potential

However, despite 80% of employers agreeing that well-being programs are beneficial to the organizations long-term, 70% of employees struggle with resilience.

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