How to improve employee engagement.
While there is no single action or activity that will magically improve the numbers on the next HR survey, research on employee engagement commonly finds that the top influences of engagement are not necessarily what you think they might be. Pay comes into the equation, but there are other factors that employees rate more highly when it comes engagement.
Appreciation from managers is one of the top five factors influencing engagement. Interestingly, lack of appreciation also gets cited as one of the key reasons employees leave companies.
Goals are often set around a boardroom table and sometimes that is where they stay. When a clear vision is shared with employees, engagement increases.
Employees thrive on big challenges. Give them an opportunity to step up and not only will they learn valuable skills, engagement will be positively impacted.
Employees want to work in an open and transparent environment, where they feel trust and are trusted.
Employees want a sense of purpose at work. Meaningful projects give them reason to step up and deliver.
Many people are forward thinking and want to know there are opportunities to grow with the company.
Trust that leadership are steering the company in the right direction is a key consideration when it comes to how engaged employees are.