Engagement is the measure of an employee's investment in their work
Having engaged employees is critical to a business ‘success. How do employers recognise engagement and foster it?
, employer, and colleagues. It differs from job satisfaction, that’s how happy a worker is in their role regardless having a connection to the company. An engaged employee is acutely aware of company goals alongside their own.
The importance of employee engagement in the workplace
Employees who are engaged and work towards shared goals help many aspects of an organisation. Businesses with high employee engagement see improvements in sales performance and productivity rates which leads to increased profits.
Effective ways to cultivate employee engagement
- Conduct employee engagement surveys and identify what’s working and what’s not.
- Ensure your management team has the tools and training they need to cultivate and foster engagement.
- The onboarding process is the beginning of the employee, employer relationship. Make sure you have an effective and seamless onboarding process.
- Ask your employees for feedback, make it anonymous so they give honest responses. Once data is collected, highlight any issues that need resolving and share the data with your team.
- Pay attention to your workers physical and mental health by promoting healthy habits in the workplace.
- Recognise and reward employees so they feel appreciated and train managers to give positive feedback as part of their daily tasks
- Create good work life balance for your employees by providing flexibility to employees
- Show support to your employees by carving out stepping stones for employees to advance their career path.