Employee engagement has become a pretty well-known phrase in HR circles. Some companies try to measure it by productivity while others try to supply their staff members with freebies, each hoping to gain the love and loyalty of their employees. For employers, determining the why and the how of employee engagement can be a minefield.
Employee engagement typically refers to the emotional attachment employees have to their employer. This means loyalty, productivity, and overall satisfaction that is created intrinsically within each person as they seek to find ways to offer themselves up to the betterment of the company. Typcially, your most productive people are the ones who are the most engaged.
There are now numerous studies examining the link between engagement and its impact on a business’ bottom line. For instance, in their 2014 Engagement Report Aon Hewitt found:
Here are 6 factors that are most critical to maximizing employee engagement:
The bottom line is, if you can educate and empower your employees, and do all you can to make an employee’s job more than just a job, your productivity will reflect that.
The desire to improve is a keystone characteristic of a successful company. Understanding your employees and finding the right ways to keep them engaged can only mean greater opportunities for your business.