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5 Steps to Better Employee Engagement

Posted by Mike Natalizio on Fri, Dec 10,2010 @ 10:00 AM

It’s common knowledge that fully engaged employees are more productive, cooperative and more likely to be long-term employees. Employee engagement can have a significant effect on company output and bottom-line of an organization. But the important factor is how employee engagement successfully achieved?

Start with the basics

Here are 5 basic steps to get you started and to help you considerably increase your organization’s employee engagement quotient: 

1. Utilize employee strength

So many employees have talent and drive that are unique to them. Putting an employee in a position where they can fully utilize their strengths will have a significantly positive effect on employee engagement. An added benefit for employees is they get to see their own personal growth and enhanced career objectives.

2. Provide the right tools

Listening to what employees need to do their job better is another way to encourage employee engagement. It might be a quieter work environment, more communication between departments, more frequent meetings, less meetings or specific guidance relating to the mission of the organization. Whatever the tactic, be sure to follow the basic principles of employee engagement.employee engagement

3. Acknowledge worthy efforts

Do not let good work go unnoticed. Some employees do a great job on a daily basis, and sometimes this is taken for granted or becomes commonplace. For successful employee engagement make sure the right people get credit for doing the right things.

4. Foster trust

Promoting an environment of trust is essential to good employee engagement. Trust is the foundation upon which all solid employee relationships rest. Better employee relationships mean better employee engagement in the long-run.

5. Encourage employee participation

Employee engagement is about listening to your workers. You should actively seek and encourage the views and ideas of your employees. Things can look very different from another tier in the organization, so it is important to view things from another perspective.

Learn about more factors

Download our free white paper on employee engagement now to learn more about how to make the most of your employees!

Topics: Employee Engagement, HNI Advisory, HNI Insight

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