It’s no secret that employee engagement can dramatically increase retention and lower absenteeism. When properly executed, employee engagement can significantly increase interest and personal involvement from employees to assist in meeting and exceeding your organization’s vision and mission statement. Besides experiencing a plethora of additional benefits, it can also mean higher profitability for your organization overall.
Here is the first of a two-part article which showcases key strategies to gain and retain employee engagement.
Give employees appropriate training—and the time to get acclimated to it: One of the major complaints in today’s fast-paced, high-tech workplace is that employees are not being properly trained for their duties, nor are they given the proper amount of time to get acclimated to what they have learned. Employees feel as if they’ve been ‘thrown to the wolves’ when they are uncertain of what their duties consist of, or how they are to go about completing simple tasks. When employees are confident about their duties, they are more self-assured in being able to complete them without the necessity of having to be micro-managed. This, in turn, builds dedication and commitment to deliver top-notch products and service.
Keep a strong focus on your top-performing employees: Organizations that have great ratings in performance know the importance of engaging and implementing ideas and concepts from top performers. This helps to reduce the turnover of high-performing associates while boosting employee confidence and engagement, specifically from key employees who are assisting companies in maintaining quality services. What’s more? It encourages other associates to strive to deliver their peak performance as well, resulting in a positive change for your organization—from directly within its ranks.
For more strategies for gaining and maintaining employee engagement, be sure to check back next month for part two of our blog!