Corporate Culture Week Exclusive: Improving Employee Engagement (Part 1)

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Editor’s note: Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring exclusive insights into the world of corporate culture. Employee engagement plays a vital role in your organization’s culture as it helps retain top talent. This article will provide tips for helping you improve engagement and retain workers.

Engaged employees are more likely to be productive and less likely to leave their organization. They’re more likely to be passionate about the work, great with customers, great at bringing in new employees, and more. Disengaged employees, on the other hand, are more likely to work just enough to fulfill expectations and could actively bring down morale.

Employers know that keeping employees engaged and happy is critical, so what are some ways to improve employee engagement levels?

Here are a few ways to boost employee engagement for employers to consider:

Trust

Trust is a major component of employee satisfaction, and it can be shown in many ways. For example, employers can show trust by giving employees increasing levels of challenge, by establishing goals but not micromanaging, and by empowering employees to take steps toward achieving their goals without overly frequent management intervention.

Be Flexible

Allowing flexibility in work hours is another way employers can show trust, as it demonstrates they trust the work will get done, regardless of which or how many hours are spent making that happen.

Ask

Simply asking employees what they need can be very powerful. Asking them what they need, asking what can allow them to do their job more efficiently, and then following up and taking action on those answers can go a long way toward making employees more satisfied. It will also make them feel their voice has been heard and their opinion matters.

Source: HR Daily Advisor

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