Guide

Improving Employee Engagement

Engaged employees are the greatest asset in any business. They work hard, motivate their colleagues and ultimately, impact the bottom line. Although it takes significant time and investment to enhance company culture, there are several ways to begin initiating change.
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Where to start?

The first step to engage your employees begins with their arrival in the organization. The onboarding should include a mentor, so they have a reference person to facilitate their arrival. More than taking in information, newcomers also need to create friendships.

It is sometimes considered a waste of time to implement sharing moments and encourage networking. However, it directly benefits your company:

 

why you need to improve employee engagement

A Globoforce report shows that among employees without friends, only 28% are engaged. This percentage triples for employees who have over 25 friends. (Mood tracker report, 2014)

Management should show a sincere interest in employees’ wellness. It is the higher levels’ responsibility to organize team lunches, team building activities and invest in the physical workspace. A poor office environment can repel collaborators and develop negative emotions.

“Be flexible” is the new mantra for the coming generation! As such, it is also important to allow employees to take time off for personal activities and development. The balance between personal and professional life is one of the main challenges organizations face today.

Investing in your collaborators’ happiness is a real lever to engagement and performance.

 

benefits from improving employee engagement

A happy employee should be 12% more productive (University of Warwick, 2014), thanks to positive emotions that reduce stress and feed success.

Improving Employee Engagement

Building a healthy work environment doesn’t stop with the perks you provide your employees. The organization should aim to create a stimulating environment that energizes employees and promote a culture of advocacy.

Although it takes significant time and investment to enhance company culture, there are several ways to begin initiating change:

1. Develop an Internal Brand

Employees are the heartbeat of any business. From speaking with customers on the front lines to sharing personal experiences with potential new hires, engaged employees are necessary for achieving success. The long-term impact of disengagement within an organization could severely impact company growth.

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