How to Improve Employee Engagement: The Top 5 Benefits
NOVEMBER 26,2019 | MANAGEMENT | By SARA KELLY
According to Gallup, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.
Having disengaged employees in your business is a serious threat to multiple areas of the company. But on the other hand, engaged workers are keen to go the extra mile, ambitious to meet their targets and help the business succeed.
Disengaged employees undermine all the hard work of the business's engaged employees. But they are an untapped opportunity for a business to increase its profit, customer service and company culture.
These employees can be hard to spot because they are likely just doing enough to fulfil their role requirements. However, they are typically the first off to lunch and the first to clock out for the day.
But engaging employees must be strategic and built for each individual. Employees are a priority, and managers must understand that every interaction they have with employees can determine their business engagement.
Managers must understand that to build up employee engagement; they must present unique engagement strategies.
Here are five strategies to consider.
Depending on the business's size, your survey's metrics will vary, but the goal is to understand how your employees engage across multiple company areas.
If you're concerned about employee engagement, try frequenting employee engagement surveys as often as possible.
Showing employees you care about engagement across the organisation will likely feel more engaged and more willing to provide honest feedback.
Your leadership will define employee engagement, so it's important to train from the top down.
If managers are unsure how to engage employees, then likely, employees won't feel engaged.
An employee engagement tool kit is an excellent resource for managers to use when engaging employees.
Employees thrive on feedback. Whether positive or negative, they like to discuss what they've been working on and how it helps the organisation.
Allow your employees to discuss what they've been working on and how it's been going.
Offer support and reassurance that they're doing a good job. Where necessary, offer feedback on where staff can improve.
Your employees will be more engaged if they clearly understand what they're working towards and why.
The hard work and tasks make more sense when they have a mission they believe in.
Making the company's values and mission accessible can result in better customer service and higher profit.
Recognition for good team spirit, a positive customer experience or meeting target is all easy ways to offer encouragement and increase engagement.
Where possible, reward for success. A bonus doesn't necessarily have to have a monetary value. It could merely be a shoutout over email.
Recognition feels good and inspires employees to do better.
Employers have an opportunity to make employees' work experience more fulfilling.
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