What is Employee Engagement?
We talk a lot about 'engagement’ in the HR world these days, as the previous employment model of a simple exchange of money for services is replaced with people seeking ‘meaningful work’. When an Employee is engaged it will positively impact your business.
Engaged Employees aremore productive, loyal and represent the values of your business, they understand how their work contributes to the success of the business, they have ownership, accountability and they feel valued with a sense of belonging. Engagement is also directly linked to the amount of 'discretionary effort' an Employee puts in, or going the extra mile as it is commonly known.
How do you increase Employee engagement?
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to Employee engagement, initiatives that work for one Employee can isolate and disengage others, for example the Kiwi Business Friday night drinks don’t work or appeal to everyone. How about trying the following?
Sharing your strategy, tell the story – have collaborative discussions
Provide a flexible working environment
Offer career development opportunities
Recognition and rewards that are unique
Wellness initiatives to encourage team spirit
Provide clear communication and transparency – consider a workplace comms platform
The groundwork for engagement begins during the recruitment and induction period which is why you’ll hear us place the importance of induction and on-boarding material!
Employee Engagement Survey
Engagement surveys are a great way to gain feedback on Employee drivers, satisfaction and get an understanding on Employee’s working environment. Give us a call if you would like an engagement survey for your business conducted in 2019 or if you would like more tips on introducing an engagement policy, 09 299 2525.