Employee engagement is a workplace approach that creates the right conditions in which employees are able to realize their capability and potential.
Employee engagement is usually based on integrity, trust and a two way commitment between an organization and its members. Employers who focus on employee engagement and aim to deliver a strong company culture will ultimately impact on customer success, employee productivity and return on investments.
The fundamentals for employee engagement include;
Career Development Programs
Employees’ value career development opportunities that will help them get that next promotion. When this opportunities are not there, most employee feel disengaged at work
Develop a successful onboarding experience
Recruiting exercise is not about just getting the best talent but also the ability to conductive an effective and successful onboarding exercise. This entails the process of integrating new recruits with a company and its culture, as well as gathering the relevant tools needed to enable to employee become productive in the new role. Effective onboarding will enhance high employee engagement level.
Involve Top Management
Top management’s involvement in employee engagement activities will increase trust in leadership and enhance employee experience. HR manager should ensure that the organization is able to embrace work culture from top down to enhance employee engagement.
Regularly ask feedback from employees
As a HR manager, it’s paramount that one create employee engagement programs that support their career goals. Feedback from employees should provide the answer on how to effectively boost employee engagement.
Benefits of employee engagement
What employers do not know is that disengaged employee slowly drain the life out of the company. Employee disengagement will adversely destroy the return on investment. On the other hand, engaged employees tend to improve an organization’s productivity and drive revenue.
Lower employee turnover
Reduced employee turnover is one of the bet benefits of employee engagement within an organization. Engaged employees are loyal to the employer and are less likely to leave an organization. Aspects that lead to high turnover include hence the need for employee engagement program.
Failure to recognize employees for their progress and achievements within the workplace
Leaving jobs because of bad managers/boss and not the organization
Top performing managers prioritize the need to support their employees, leaving employees far less disengaged with their work.
Happier employees and customers
Happy employees create happy and satisfies customers. Companies with well-structured employee engagement program enjoy greater employee and customer loyalty. In addition, employees who receive comprehensive training achieve better results for the company. Dira HR works with businesses to develop well-structured employee engagement programs to drive organizational performance and employee loyalty.