Why Should Your Company Focus on Employee Engagement?
The Benefits of Higher Levels of Employee Engagement
Is your company committed to improving employee engagement? It might feel like a catchphrase right now, but there is strong scientific backing that makes this more than a trend or fad that will quickly fade away.
There are a number of benefits to having a highly engaged workforce, including the following:
- Happier employees
- Better home life
- Higher sales
- More profits
- Greater productivity
- Improved employee loyalty
- Enhanced customer service
- Lower absenteeism
- Improved employee satisfaction
- Improved employee health
When your employees are engaged, they feel connected to the work. They also feel as if they play an important role in the company and fully embrace the company culture. Therefore, their grasp of the company’s goals is apparent, they are committed to the mission and respect their coworkers.
Actions to Improvement
When your employees lack challenges, they get bored and unhappy. Make sure you’re giving them meaningful, fulfilling work.
Are you fair? Listening to all sides of an argument not only helps to reduce conflicts, but it can also empower employees to come together on a common solution.
Are you giving them educational opportunities? Workers today want to feel like they’re given opportunities to improve in their careers. Offer them these through webinars, seminars, courses – anything that can further their understanding of what they’re doing in their position.
An engaged employee doesn’t feel stress at work like unengaged employees do, which means they enjoy carrying out their daily tasks and are willing to take on more than the average workload. Their energy levels are higher and they infect others around them with positive qualities.
See the Changes in Your Client Base
An engaged employee can have a positive impact on the customers they interact with. You’ll notice improved customer loyalty because of this. Your clients will also be more apt to talk about their experiences with others, thereby creating a word-of-mouth situation that works in your favor and results in new business.
Turnover is costly. Not only do you have a vacant position that desperately needs to be filled, when workers leave you also have to invest in outreach by posting the position, then go through the hiring and onboarding procedure, which is time-consuming as well as costly.
Engaged employees don’t want to leave you. They don’t experience the wanderlust common with unhappy employees, which means they’re not out there looking for the next best thing.
By using the Predictive Index method, you can better identify employees who are more likely to fit into your company culture and be fully engaged. At PI Consulting Group, our methods have given our clients the edge they need to improve employee engagement. Contact us and let’s discuss how our methods will work for you.