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Empathy can be a powerful motivator, not only in driving individual career choices but also in establishing workplace cultures where employees feel valued and want to stay long-term. Moreover, empathy is recognized when seen and admired in practice. During a recent BenefitsPro webinar, Mercer senior partner Tracy Watts noted that clients were asking what else they could do for their employees during these trying times beyond choosing appropriate benefits packages. “It’s nice to see the empathy and compassion come through,” she said.
However, a new survey warns that as prized as empathy may be, there are signs of gaps in perception and stalled progress in prioritizing this key factor in the workplace.
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