Build Morale and Boost Employee Engagement
Keep Your Employees Happy With These Employee Engagement Tips
Taking a proactive approach in making sure your employees are plugged in, excited to be there and ready to tackle projects is all part of a highly focused employee engagement strategy. When your employees are happy, you’re meeting goals.
Stay on top of the game by measuring engagement in real time. When you do this in real time, you can share insights with your employees that will help them grow. This is highly valuable to employees because today more than ever they’re only taking jobs where they feel like they not only have the chance to grow, but that their employers are actively assisting them through various educational opportunities.
Furthermore, when you focus on your employee engagement strategy, you’re able to nip bad habits before they become full-blown problems. For example, if you see a worker struggling with deadlines, you can address it quickly and help them work towards a solution to the problem. Problems get big fast, especially when there are no checks and balances in place.
Building trust is vital. Providing ongoing feedback and constructive criticism is a way of building that trust, which leads to more loyal and motivated employees.
Sometimes employees will disconnect. Managers who aren’t attentive may not even notice until hard proof comes up, like missing deadlines or routinely missing goals. If your managers are good communicators and are tuned in to the attitudes throughout the office, they’re going to spot a disconnected employee and address the issue. All it takes is a simple conversation to let them know you notice and that you want to help. This also builds trust while getting at the root of what’s troubling your worker.
Spotting opportunities for improvement isn’t always as easy as keeping an eye on your employees and being good communicators. Sometimes, you have to take a more systematic approach.
Surveys can reveal a great deal about employee engagement and provide a snapshot into employee activity. Despite only glimpsing at these snapshots, they are full of information that can help you plan for future events. For example, if you find that employees aren’t feeling socially connected enough, you can plan events that will improve on that front.
Some employees won’t buy into your company culture, which means they’ll never fully engage. It’s difficult to know exactly who will be accepting of the culture you’ve established unless you take a scientific approach.
At PI Consulting Group, we utilize the predictive index method, which involves a behavioral and cognitive assessment that is scientifically validated. Find out more about what we do and let’s have a conversation about improving your employee engagement.