It would appear that the economy is starting to improve through various market indicators. With this improvement comes increased competition and the turnover by key staff. The engagement of employees and the reduction of turnover is very important for companies today and in the future. An engaged workforce will assist companies in remaining competitive and productive. Key elements of employee engagement are found in three main drivers of success. These include:
Strong Employee/Management Relations: An important driver of employee engagement is the individual employee’s relationship to their manger. Is their manager supportive, an effective coach, honest and represents the high ethical values of the organization? A manager that embodies these key elements will be a partner with the employee and secure their engagement.
Effective Communication: Understanding how the company operates and the strategy for the future will allow the employee to become more engaged in the success of the organization by understanding where the company wants to be in the future. Effective communication includes sharing the business plan and strategy, new products, financial performance and the vision for the future.
Job Satisfaction: When employees at different levels in the organization enjoy the job and view their role at the company as challenging and contributing to the success of the company engaged employees are more included to give 110%, look for new ideas and be more creative.
Clearly, employee engagement is an important tool for the leaders of companies today to embrace and support.