Human Capital Management

Get Connected

How plugged in are your employees?

By Alison Weiss

Winter 2019

Electronic and virtual communications can make employees feel lonely. Here’s a way to help: By asking workers to take the Work Connectivity Index assessment, managers can measure how plugged in workers feel—and identify those most at risk for quitting. Workers are asked to gauge how much they like working alone or how often they spend time with coworkers outside of their job. “Employee turnover is expensive,” says Back to Human author Dan Schawbel, who created the assessment. “Everyone talks about purpose, but the people you work with are more important than the work you do.” More at

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