Amplifying employee adoration for your organization isn’t rocket science, because even if it may be tempting, launching your employees into space tends to be bad for morale. What it takes instead is a complex and nuanced approach that both equips your people with the tools they need to be successful in their careers and supports them in the most humanly way possible so they can have a life outside of it.
In that vein, any employee engagement strategy worth its salt should operate through the lens of improving two key areas to make their lives easier wherever possible and treat them like humans. While that seems inherently obvious, this blog exists for a reason. Everyone reading this (hi mom) has had to deal with frustrating work woes that needlessly bog down their day, and at one point or another, we’ve all felt like not much more than cogs in the proverbial machine.
The tides are changing though, and as the employee empowerment era gains undeniable momentum, People Operations and HR leaders everywhere are taking note, and seeking out ways to reduce administrative friction for their own teams and the employees they serve, and to do so with an empathetic touch.
One of the biggest reasons why HR and People Ops leaders are turning to empathetic tech, aside from it being the human thing to do, is because there are tangible business benefits to be had. With 86% of employees saying empathetic leadership boosts morale and 87% saying empathy is essential to fostering an inclusive environment, organizations who keep their blinders on to the human element of what it means to be an employee in today’s economy are going to be perpetually mining for replacement talent.
One of the biggest opportunities an employer has to endear their employees throughout the employee lifecycle is when life outside of work flips their world on its head. Today, a leave of absence can be needed for so many reasons. Whether the reason is physical, mental or relational, an antiquated approach to managing your leaves likely means an avalanche of administrative work for you and the employee, and a cold, almost robotic experience for employees trying to figure out which way is up.
A bad leave of absence experience wastes tremendous amounts of time for all parties involved and can set fire to any goodwill you had with the employee needing a smooth transition to life outside of work when necessary. This leads to lower employee morale, and an increase in their job opening searches for an employer who has respect for them as humans, and the countless hours they’ve dedicated to the desk.
Empathetic technology takes many shapes and forms, yet the one constant that can be found, regardless of application is that it should enhance human-computer interaction by creating more empathetic and emotionally intelligent engagement. It should also feel personalized to the user. Why is personalization important?
As Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories puts it, “Personalization is the ultimate acknowledgment of diversity and a powerful way to reveal and reduce bias.” Leaves of absence are some of the most human, personal, and trying experiences an employee can go through, which is why Tilt’s personal tech and touch make all the difference.
Our intuitive platform equips your employees with a personalized leave plan that takes into account their specific leave circumstances. No matter the leave type, no matter the state, our technology caters to your employees in the ways that matter most to them. Take a walk around our platform for yourself to see it in action.
Not only does Tilt remove all the administrative burdens and time sucks from HR and People Teams, we make it easier for your employees to navigate the complexities of a leave. Saving time in the most human-centric and personalized way possible.
Our platform isn’t the only part of the Tilt approach to leave that saves time and pours out empathy. Our Leave Success Managers (LSMs) are the difference makers when it comes to a positive leave experience that can’t be beaten. Not only do they field all the questions you don’t have time for, but they also provide a safe space for your employees to ask the tough questions they might not feel comfortable asking HR or their manager. Here’s what real employees using TIlt have had to say about their experience:
“Catrina (my LSM) and the team displayed the best combination of professionalism and compassion during a very difficult time for me. I felt supported during my time away and felt prepared for my return when the time came.” – F. Carlos Taylor, Customer Success Partner @ The Guarantors
“I’ve had a really good experience with Tilt and my Leave Success Manager Kyleah! They’ve been super helpful and have always gone above and beyond to answer all my questions. Thank you.” – M. Delgado, Product Analyst @ Glassdoor
With Tilt empathy is never in doubt. We take care of your people during a leave the way they want to be taken care of…as people. We save time for you and your employees because we’re dedicated to making leave not suck for everyone, and helping your employees stay supported and engaged with your organization for years to come.
Tilt is leading the charge in all things leave of absence management through easy-to-use tech and human touch. Since 2017, our proprietary platform and Empathy Warriors have been helping customers make leave not suck by eliminating administrative burdens, keeping companies compliant, and providing a truly positive and supportive leave of absence experience for their people.
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