Higher employee engagement is one of those “holy grail” agenda items that every executive wants but never seems to know how to accomplish. For 15 years, global employee engagement has been hovering at 15%, with little hope of dramatic improvement happening anytime soon. Despite so many organizations focusing on this strategic priority, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing?


Although a variety of factors can put engagement at a standstill, the main culprit is obsessing over achieving a certain engagement number while overlooking tactics that drive performance improvement. A recent Gallup report explained this misperception succinctly, “Engagement isn’t determined by an abstract feeling; it’s the result of concrete performance management activities, such as clarifying work expectations, getting people what they need to do their work, providing development, or promoting positive coworker relationships.

People are engaged by people, but in this day and age, it’s the digital connections that brings engagement to life. Productive, happy employees like their work, their colleagues, and their employers. Connecting employees to each other, as well as the information and processes they need to get work done, anytime and anywhere, is the key to unlocking talent potential. But none of this is possible without digital transformation.


How digital transformation can lead to greater employee engagement


Historically, HR organizations ran on few standards and mandates – at least not to the degree finance and operations do. Unfortunately, this has led to an environment that is highly complex, increasingly expensive to sustain, and often disconnected from the rest of the business. And when facing a talent pool that is seeking meaningful work and better opportunities to be engaged, grow, and progress, HR cannot afford to run this way anymore.

The key is making the core HR processes of the entire company available in one place. With payroll, benefits, employee information, and learning profiles united in one system, employees can access and update their information instantly through self-services. Plus, managers can intelligently plan workforce needs and pinpoint gaps to keep business strategies aligned and clear.

The trick is transforming the entire organization without internal and external disruption and as quickly as possible.

SAPPHIRE NOW: The secrets to HR digitization that can grow engagement

Ready to boost employee engagement through digital transformation? Check out these sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Achieve Full Integration Between Cloud and On-Premise HR Solutions
Accelerate the realization of your core HR and talent processes in the cloud. Learn about the different hybrid deployment scenarios and review the SAP Rapid Deployment solutions that are available to help you quickly capitalize on your investment in the SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution as you integrate in the cloud.

Implement Core HR Solutions More Efficiently
Increase your time to value with implementations of core HR and payroll solutions. Hear success stories from companies ranging from small businesses to globally integrated enterprises, and learn how and where to get access to assets to support your implementation.


Ready to fully realize the full potential of digital transformation in your HR organization? Join us at SAPPHIRE NOW to learn how.

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