Employee Engagement- How to keep employees engaged

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What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is an approach that is designed to ensure that employees in an organization are committed to the companies goals and values, are motivated to contribute to the success of the business, and are able to enhance their own sense of well being. The more an employee is engaged with their company or organization, the more effort they will put into their work. Employees need to feel mentally stimulated, trust and good communication between management and employee is very important. Employees need to see that their hard work counts for something, that their efforts contribute to the overall performance of the company and organization. If they see that their efforts go unnoticed and do not feel a sense of worth in the organization they will become disengaged and work will suffer, and turnover will increase. The loss of key employees in an organization can be detrimental to a company and its goals for success. This research paper will explain the importance of employee engagement, and what are the best was to keep employees engaged and re-engaged those that are feeling disengaged. How to Keep Employees Engaged Research has shown that four out of ten workers are disengaged globally. According to the State of America Workplace Report, seventy percent of United States workers do not like their jobs and are disconnected from their workplace. According to Gallup “low employee engagement is costing US organizations dearly.” Some results listed by Gallup indicate: • Absenteeism is 37% worse for organizations with disengaged workers compared to engage. • Turnover is 65% worse for organizations in industries considered “low –turnover” and 25% worse in industries with traditionally higher tur... ... middle of paper ... ...eir leadership team. Companies also need to be honest and upfront about their findings from the survey. Companies need to be straightforward and report the key issues that emerged from the research that the survey produced, and then announce what action plan is being put in place to make improvements. The Leadership team needs to be fully onboard with the action plan and be willing to fully endorse and participate in the plan. They themselves need to be engaged. They need to model the new behavior in order to lead by example in order for the change to cascade down through the organization. Employees spend more time at work than they do anywhere else, and repetitiveness can set it and drain energy from workers. Giving employees the chance to learn new skills and giving them new and different responsibilities, proves them a chance to grow and change the environment.
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