One of management’s key duties and responsibilities is challenging, motivating and retaining staff. Three metrics of employee engagement need to be implemented in the near term for progressive organizations to remain competitive in the future:
- Align employees work with the strategic vision and company goals as outlined by the leadership team. This can be accomplished by ensuring that the corporate goals are communicated, and incorporated into each employee’s performance plan. Research has shown that employees that buy into the vision, values and strategic vision of the company will support the company in the future.
- Hold employees accountable by constantly demonstrating through management’s actions that employees will be treated fairly and honestly along with the consistent application of the prevailing policies. To determine if policies are consistently being applied evaluate your compensation practices to determine if those employees that are demonstrating excellence receive the larger merit increase. Evaluate promotions and transfers to determine if only those employees that are excelling in their jobs are receiving new job opportunities. Finally, evaluate the learning opportunities made available to the staff to ensure that all employees are eligible for external training and development and not only those that are performing at a peak level.
Using these three metrics will assist you as you start to establish metrics for the New Year.