Our thoughts on Employee Engagement.
There is something different about working in an engaged work environment. There is a buzz of excitement; you will see more smiling faces, optimism, and maybe a little singing or at least whistling. Studies have found that when employees are engaged, they are more likely to be productive and motivated, leading to higher profitability and customer satisfaction. An engaged workforce also leads to improved communication, greater creativity, and a happier work environment.
Not only does an engaged workplace increase productivity and performance, but it can also lead to better retention rates. Your employees are your best advertising tool, not only for new employees coming in but also for the long-term sustainability of driving value for your customers.
The Short-Term Benefits of Employee Engagement.
Employee engagement is an essential aspect of business with both short-term and long-term benefits. In the short term, organizations can benefit from increased employee engagement in several ways. Buying your team lunch, employee outings, or team-building exercises can boost morale and create a more positive work culture. In addition, providing recognition for a job well done or engaging employees in decision-making processes can help strengthen team collaboration.
The Long-Term Benefits of Employee Engagement.
The long-term benefits are far more significant for organizations that prioritize employee engagement. Engaged employees are more productive, creative, and innovative when solving problems or finding client solutions. Additionally, engaged employees are less likely to experience burnout due to feeling valued and appreciated by their team members and supervisors.
On the long-term side, companies with high employee engagement tend to see lower turnover rates. Employees who feel satisfied with their job are less likely to search for a new employer elsewhere. As such, organizations can save time and money that would have otherwise been spent on recruiting new talent, while having loyalty among employees that is hard to come by in today’s workplace environment.
Your Employee’s Voice Carries.
Your company’s culture is not what people say in the break room. They say it at the campfire or barbecue with their friends. Employee engagement benefits the company by improving retention, recruitment, innovation, and productivity.
We strive to help organizations create an environment where employees view their leaders or company as advocates always looking out for them. Still, we must ask:
“Will your employees tell people this is a great workplace and tell all their friends they should work here too?”
Improving Your Team’s Engagement is Easier Than You Think
Engaged employees are more likely to go the extra mile and make meaningful contributions to improve customer service, have increased productivity, greater profitability, higher employee morale, and a strong culture.
Are you ready to improve your team’s engagement but unsure where to start? Check out our four-phase 12-Month Employee Engagement Program that serves as your customized road map to installing a sustainable employee engagement culture that supports employee retention and recruitment efforts.