If you can keep your employees engaged and up to speed in the goings on within the company, then you are onto a winning track.
Employees that are engaged in their job and the company are 87% more likely to remain in their current employment. Given that staff turnover can be a big detriment to company growth you owe it to yourself and your business to ensure you prioritize internal engagement.
You should even make a KPI that focuses on this area.
But how can you effectively improve employee engagement? Keep reading to find out.
Newsletters are an efficient, tried and tested way to drive employee engagement. By communicating with your employees, sharing information such as company news, updates and performance information, you will ensure people feel as though they are involved. Consider an email newsletter for more instant communication and the ability to track engagment metrics such as opens and click-throughs.
By building that concept of togetherness, you will find people will automatically feel more engaged not only in their job but the company as a whole. Public relations matter, but the same also applies to private/internal relations.
Videos offer you the same advantages as newsletters but bring with them an extra level of personality and involvement. This is especially useful if you have international offices or off-premise teams.
Recording a message and sending it around once again contributes to both team building and involvement in company affairs. By sharing such information, people will feel as if their contribution has a direct impact on company performance.
You can never beat the power of a good conversation. Whether you do it as a company meeting, small round tables, or just one on one chats, you can never underestimate the employee engagement boosting powers of face to face communication.
Sit down, listen to what your people have to say. Ask for their input and ideas, because often you will find they have very valuable things to say.
If you ever wonder how to improve employee engagement, one great way is to encourage people to get involved.
A lot of workers will have ideas and thoughts on matters across the business spectrum. Look to encourage people to speak up. Empower them to have a voice or create an anonymous system where people can raise ideas or subjects. Also invite employees to engage on social media and encourage employee-generated content. By encouraging your employees their level of involvement will rise.
If you want to have employees that are engaged with their job, then make sure you do everything to let them succeed at doing it. This means offering training and education resources.
When people know there is training available to them they will feel more involved in the company and engagement levels will rise.
The Benefits of Improving Employee Engagement Are Vast
It does not take a lot to start improving employee engagement. Small steps now can lead to big changes in no time. The important thing is to stop asking how to drive employee engagement and to start doing it.
It is important to remember that growing your business and your brand does not just mean looking outwards. Internal branding and marketing are just as important.
Are you ready for the challenge? We are. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you build a better more engaged workplace.