How engaged is your workforce?
8 WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUR STAFF
Whether your employees are office-based or outside battling the elements, make work a place they like to be. MAKE your workplace inclusive, supportive and fun.
Engage employees by empowering them to take responsibility for their work and new challenges. Give people the autonomy to get the job done in their own unique way.
Close connections at work are extremely important for boosting employee engagement with research showing work connections can increase our happiness by up to 50%.
Teams collaborating well are also more likely to inspire ideas and solutions to continually shape your business.
Role ambiguity is often cited as a common cause of workplace stress. Failure to address this issue also leads to task duplication and wasted resources.
By setting clear employee SMART goals, KPIs and expectations from day one staff can better plan and measure their progress. Give each employee the right tools, information, feedback and training to excel in their role. Ensure each employee knows what to do, how to do it and how their work contributes to the company’s wider goals.
Modern workers are motivated by purposeful work and career progression opportunities. In fact 65% of today’s employee’s cite career opportunities and training as their key motivators. Developing staff skills boosts the expertise, productivity and engagement levels within your organisation.
One of the best ways to engage employees is to show you value their opinion, by asking for their feedback. Gathering meaningful feedback on everything from training to the staff social helps ensure you understand employee needs.
Remember to act on the feedback to maintain employee engagement. Taking action matters, with 70% of engaged staff saying they feel their feedback is acted on, compared with just 2% of disengaged staff.
7.PRAISE, RECOGINITION AND ACKNOWDLGEMENT
We all like to hear those two powerful words every now and again – ‘good job!’ In fact, research shows many employees value recognition as more important than money.
We all like to feel valued for who we are rather than how much money we make. Employees are no different. Research shows person “compared to just 3% of disengaged workers.
Due to demand we now have a half day P, R, A workshop designed to give managers better tools to use P, R, A in the workplace.
8.SENSE OF PURPOSE
A sense of purpose underpins all we do.