How Would You Rate Your Employee Engagement?
Are you looking for employees who are totally plugged in, ready to go and inspired to exceed team goals? Yes, it’s an ideal situation when you encounter such a personality, but it doesn’t have to be a grand stroke of luck to make this happen. By following a few simple guidelines, your employee engagement rates can be significantly impacted.
Given the fact that unemployment rates are so low, your business is likely doing everything it can to fill open positions, which doesn’t always end up with you finding the most ideal candidates. But rather than battle the ongoing turnover rate, employee engagement tactics can also get those individuals inspired and more apt to stay put.
Give Them Control
Employee engagement is all about keeping employees happy. Nothing makes them happier than when they have a sense of empowerment and autonomy. For example, are you giving them remote work options? Today’s workforce enjoys having the freedom to work from home or their favorite coffee shop.
Also, giving them more say in where various benefits are allocated can be a big deal. You might find that rather than the money going toward the “donuts every Friday” fund, they would prefer it go toward a fitness program.
Ease of Access
If you’re going to implement workplace programs, don’t put roadblocks in front of them. For example, the user experience shouldn’t be laborious and difficult to access. Consider friendlier interfaces on platforms that will actually encourage more vigorous use of the programs.
You can’t improve upon what you don’t know is going wrong. By creating a centralized platform for monitoring all the key areas of measuring employee engagement, you get a holistic picture of what’s going right and what’s going wrong. Identify all the important metrics and establish a baseline. Now you can make fact-based decisions on how to improve employee engagement.
Use the Predictive Index
If you’ve fine-tuned your approach to improving employee engagement, you need to ensure you’re bringing in the right people to be on your teams. First, make sure your job descriptions are updated to reflect what they’ve evolved into. This will help attract the people who will best fit what is required in that job.
The next thing you need to do is to embrace the Predictive Index method. This scientifically proven approach uses assessments that reveal who has the attributes you’re looking for – people who fit your unique company culture. At PI Consulting Group, we can get you on the right track for improved engagement rates. Contact us and let’s talk about how we do it.