November 2021
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TD Magazine

Are You Hearing Your Employees?

Monday, November 1, 2021

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1/2 of employees said the voices of many people—including those of ethnic and racial minorities, women, nonbinary and LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and those with disabilities—in their workplace aren’t being represented.

2/5 of employees don’t believe their feedback leads to actionable change.

Employees feel unheard when their managers don’t:
• Care about them as individuals
• Proactively seek out their ideas or feedback
• Take their ideas and feedback seriously

92 vs. 30 
Percentage of highly engaged employees who feel heard at their workplace compared to highly disengaged employees.

Countries where younger workers (age 18–24) are most likely to feel their voices are ignored:
• India
• US
• France

Source: The Heard and the Heard-Nots, The Workforce Institute at UKG, 2021

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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