Overcoming the Challenges of Quiet Hiring: How to Make Changes Without Triggering Employee Discomfort
17 April 2023
Quiet hiring can be an effective way for companies to improve employee skills and productivity without having to recruit new employees. However, although quiet hiring has many benefits, this strategy can also pose challenges, especially when it comes to making changes in the workplace. Many companies struggle to effectively communicate changes and help employees adjust to them.
Therefore, in this article, Mindtera will provide some tips on how to overcome the challenges of quiet hiring, especially when it comes to making changes in the workplace without causing discomfort to existing employees.
Overcoming the Challenges of Quiet Hiring
1. Communicate Clearly and Effectively
When making changes, clear and effective communication is crucial. Don't let employees speculate or guess about the changes. Instead, provide information transparently and clearly about the changes that will occur and why they are necessary.
Ensure that employees understand what is expected of them and how the changes will affect their job.
2. Support Employees to Adapt to Change
Changes can create discomfort and concern for existing employees. Therefore, it is important to provide adequate support and help employees to adapt to the changes. This can include providing training and resources needed for employees to meet the demands of their new job, as well as opportunities to provide feedback on the changes.
3. Make Changes Gradually
Big and sudden changes can cause confusion and stress for employees. Therefore, it is important to make changes gradually. For example, start by making small changes that can help employees to gradually adapt to the changes. This can help reduce discomfort and allow employees to remain focused on their job.
According to a Gallup survey, 70% of employees feel disengaged in their work, with only 30% feeling engaged in their work. This indicates that companies need to make changes to improve employee engagement and increase productivity. However, changes can also cause discomfort for employees. Therefore, it is important for companies to overcome the challenges of quiet hiring and make changes in the workplace in an effective and organized manner.
In facing the challenges of quiet hiring, companies must be able to make the necessary changes to develop themselves without causing discomfort to existing employees. By following the strategies to overcome quiet hiring mentioned above, companies can ensure that they successfully make changes without neglecting employee well-being.
Support Your Employee Well-Being with Mindtera
In implementing quiet hiring, the new responsibilities that are passed on to employees can trigger employee well-being conditions. Especially if employees experience an excessive workload, they will gradually feel burnout and become unproductive.
Mindtera, as an analytical and employee consultation platform, is here to help leaders and organizations build a sustainable workforce to achieve 100% good well-being, 100% workforce productivity, and 100% manpower efficiency.
Mindtera encourages an increase in emotional and social intelligence of employees that is in line with the SDGs and ESG initiatives using neuroscience-based metrics, internationally certified coaching experts, and an Employee Assistance Platform (EAP), to support the improvement of the quality of work and life of 143 million workers in Indonesia. Learn more about how Mindtera can #EmpowerPeople in your workplace.