Regardless of how many employees you have, it is really important to have them engaged in your workplace.
Here are 5 good reasons why engaged employees are a good thing.
#1 Keeping your employees for longer
#2 Higher Productivity e.g. better customer service and satisfaction
#3 Less sick leave
#4 Improvements in profitability
As a small business I understand that there are so many other areas to focus on, however, your employees are integral to the success of your business.
So what is employee engagement?
This can be defined in many ways, however the best example I have found is it is your employees emotional commitment to the workplace. Does your employee care about their work and their company, its not just about getting paid for what they do.
The Glint report into the State of Employee Engagement (2019) suggests that small organisations are more likely to say their employees are engaged than larger organisations. This same report suggests that trust in leaders, relationship with immediate supervisors, a sense of purpose and the culture are the four highest factors which can impact on engagement.
What can you do?
Find out what is important for your employees. Is being socially conscious important, do they want better communication, do they want more company communication, do they want access to training, do they think the products and services are the best, etc.
How can you find out and measure employee engagement?
There are many different programs in the market which can help with this, alternatively you can set your own questions with the use of surveys such as survey monkey on line.
If you need help finding the right program, work shopping the ideas or just help with brainstorming ideas and how to implement these, our HR Consultants are here to answer any questions you may have.