Top Employee Engagement Trends Coming Out of 2020

January 19, 2021

2020 was an unprecedented year for virtually every industry. We incurred a lot of sudden change back in March, and things never really slowed down from there. Despite the uncertainty we all felt at times last year, we certainly learned a lot. Now that we are coming up on a year living with the pandemic, it’s a great time to look back to see which lessons we should carry forward with us into 2021. Specifically, here are a few of the top engagement trends coming out of 2020.

Opportunities to Grow

Today’s employees have little interest in a stagnant workplace. Instead, they’re looking for employers who can help them grow on a professional and personal level. Ultimately, the goal is to create a workplace environment that allows your team members to advance their careers. Development programs that use instantaneous feedback and frequent touchpoints are a great way to ensure your employees’ development stays top of mind.


Many HR professionals predicted that empathy would be a growing engagement trend in the new decade, even before the pandemic hit the national radar. Now that it’s here, we can expect that empathy will be playing a larger role in the workplace moving forward. A commitment to open communication, sincerity and flexibility in this continued time of uncertainty is key to ensuring your workplace is one where your employees are proud to be a part of and represent.


Our workforce is more challenged and divided than ever before. Some team members are working on the front lines. Others are working remotely indefinitely, while many are working a hybrid model splitting time between working from home and at the office. A proven way to keep team members connected regardless of their work location is through praise and recognition. Employees have overcome remarkable challenges during the last year demonstrating their resilience and perseverance. As you start the new year, make it a point to recognize employees’ accomplishments and commitment to the organization. Share praise publicly and often to keep team members engaged in the year ahead.

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