WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?
It is the level of an employee’s emotional connection, involvement and commitment to their organisation. Simply put, it is the alignment of the employee’s personal goals and interests to the vision and goals of the company.
WHY DO BUSINESSES NEED TO FOCUS ON THIS?
It is leaderships responsibility to ensure that the company’s goals are achieved – the main goal being the survival and growth of the organisation. Companies which are prepared to take risks, and drive innovation through engaged employees, ultimately develop a competitive advantage. Leadership is therefore obligated to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and employee engagement in order to achieve these goals.
COMPANIES SUFFER WHEN THEIR EMPLOYEES FEEL DISENGAGED.
Recent surveys have shown that when employees feel valued, there is growth in their dedication and enthusiasm for their co-workers and their jobs in general. This in turn, increases employee productivity, performance and retention.
ENGAGEMENT TO EMPOWERMENT?
Companies will improve employee engagement through structured channels of communication, sharing information, active feedback, employee recognition, succession planning, performance management systems, education/training programmes etc. However, empowerment is achieved when engaged employees willingly take on accountability throughout the organization and at all levels. Strong leadership, robust systems, trust and support at all levels nurture an empowered workforce. Companies that get this right exceed expectation!
Sheldon Human Capital Solutions offers a wide array of options to improve employee engagement and empowerment – leading to higher levels of productivity, a boost to your bottom line and retaining your top talent. Contact us to make an appointment!
By : Sheldon Human Capital Solutions