3 Keys to Employee Engagement
A good way to think about employee engagement is how personally committed employees feel to the organization. The more committed an employee is (or more engaged) the more likely they are to care about the company and help achieve its goals. So how can you help increase your employee engagement?
1. Clear Communication
It’s easy to gloss over this one, but it’s number one for a reason. Good communication is needed everywhere. It starts with giving your employees clearly defined roles and responsibilities, so they are set up to succeed. Clear communication can also mean giving employees opportunities to express new ideas, concerns, or to just feel comfortable communicating with management. By growing good communication channels, you’ll also be able to better share feedback and improve your company processes.
2. Overall Wellness
Not only should you care about the health of the professional development of your employees, but you should also show interest in their personal wellbeing. Wellness is obviously a big topic this year. We know healthy employees miss fewer days and perform better overall. Surely last year, more than any other, has taught us that mental health in the workplace is important too. This is why taking a holistic view of your employees’ wellness is the second key to employee engagement.
3. Show Appreciation
Another often over-looked key to employee engagement is genuine appreciation. When an employee feels appreciated, they feel safe and uplifted and are therefore free to do their best work. On the flipside, when an employee feels underappreciated or even unappreciated, they worry about their value to the company or even at risk in their position. This, in turn, drains their energy and ability to do their best work. And this is why rewarding and recognizing employees is fundamentally important to increasing employee engagement.
Give some thought to these three keys to employee engagement and how you can best implement them to help your team feel more committed to the company.