Is Employee engagement necessary?

Are you familiar with the concept of employee engagement? What about your business?

We define an engaged employee as one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organisation’s interests.

As a worker you will either have the following:

• Positive emotional attachment to their job
• Negative emotional attachment to their job

Actively engaging employees is not just measuring employee satisfaction but ensuring they understand the organisational culture.

Employee engagement is essential to succeed in business, yet few businesses successfully define, measure or manage this.

There are a range of factors that are thought to increase overall employee engagement. By managing these factors, an organisation can effectively manage engagement levels of its employees. Here are the employee engagement factors ad why these should be used:

1. Connected

Build a clear link for employees between their work and their contribution to the success of the business.

2. Focus on strengths

Respect individual strengths and make weaknesses irrelevant. Assign employees interesting, meaningful tasks and roles. Coach them on the value to using their initiative and how to improve their skills.

3. Business Culture

Provide an inclusive environment that attracts and retains talent by addressing employee needs as directly as possible. Accept and encourage diversity of thought and give support to a work-life balance.

4. Training & Development

Select, develop, and support managers who prioritise their focus on a people first attitude. Create an environment of trust and integrity at all times. Build, develop, and coach all employees within your business.

Remember … leadership starts with a focus on people, which comes from leaders at the top. Our best definition of leadership is someone who helps people succeed.

Are you one of those leaders?

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