Why is employee engagement of value?
- Employee engagement can be used as a specific tool when HR has a specific need to motivate and enthuse staff.
- To address a specific business challenge such as business change; if a company is going through a merger or acquisition or to address high levels of staff churn.
- To ensure a company is developing its talent for the future.
- To improve internal communications, strengthen employee brand and improve staff loyalty.
Firstly, plan: set down your goals for employee engagement, but firstly examine the challenges you face.
Communicate at all times: clear and honest communication is key to retaining engaged and motivated employees. Managers should provide regular feedback to employees every week, not just at appraisal time or at conferences or teambuilding events.