Looking for ways to engage your employees during the new year?
This article comes from Entrepreneur.
Employee engagement is feeling connected to the job and the company, as well as having a sense of fulfillment and well-being in performing specific job duties.
It leads to several observable traits and behaviors:
In short, exemplary employee engagement presents your company with a distinct set of advantages over the competition in the following five ways.
If you want greater productivity levels for your business, try working on increasing your employees’ levels of engagement in their jobs. Here are just a few actions that help build engagement:
When people are engaged, work feels lighter in every way. As a result, stress levels fall and people feel stronger and capable of more work.
To put it simply, when team members simultaneously experience decreased stress and higher energy levels, your company’s productivity rises.
High degrees of employee engagement also result in greatly enhanced customer loyalty. This leads to a greater number of repeat purchases and better word-of-mouth marketing, as compared to companies with lackluster engagement levels.
Studies also suggest that engaged workers have far fewer safety violations or incidents. This results in decreased lost time, better and more consistent attendance, and decreased associated costs.
Engaged employees simply don’t have the desire to find a new job that disengaged workers do. When you’re able to retain your workforce for a longer period of time, they become more valuable.
With any wise investment, dividends grow larger over time as the value of the investment increases. It’s true of financial investments as well as human capital investments.
The end result of a highly engaged workforce is a much healthier bottom line. Improved productivity, reduced labor and safety costs, and a greater level of customer satisfaction cumulatively improve profit margins.
This means your company enjoys a healthy competitive advantage over companies in your field that don’t prize and prioritize employee engagement.
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