Why Steps to Higher Employee Engagement Matter
By now, all business leaders should be convinced of the importance of engaging their employees – especially their top talent. Engaged workers are over 40% more productive than their unengaged counterparts. And companies with engaged workforces have higher earnings per share.
Do You Know How Engaged Employees Are In Your Own Organization?
If not, you’d better find out. You can use everything from a proven, customized and confidential employee engagement survey to focus groups that span multiple functions and levels. Just find a way to get honest feedback, prioritize the key issues and take meaningful action.
4 Research-backed Steps to Higher Employee Engagement You Can Take Immediately
If you do not have the time or the resources to identify your top employee engagement improvement areas, here are four steps you can take immediately:
Your ongoing guidance and interest show that you are invested in helping them succeed.
What projects could they lead? Could they act as liaison to another team in order to build bridges and improve cross-functional cooperation? Are they ready to mentor a new hire?
Show that you have faith in their capabilities and are ready to support their personal and professional growth.
Millennials, especially, care about the social impact of the company they work for.
The Bottom Line
If you do not measure the engagement level of your top talent, you can still take these research-backed steps to better engage key employees. These simple and research-backed steps to higher employee engagement can set you on the right track to greater employee advocacy, higher levels of discretionary effort, and better employee retention.
To learn more, download The Top 10 Most Powerful Ways to Boost Employee Engagement.
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