Why should you care about staff engagement?
Employees who are engaged are more willing to invest additional time and effort and have the initiative to contribute more to the business goals. Motivated employees have a greater level of passion, energy and excitement towards the work that they do. This additional motivation makes them higher performers who can produce greater results and boost the overall company performance. In this article, we present a few ways which you can engage your employees by providing them with opportunities to learn and develop themselves.
2. Providing opportunities for growth
Providing chances and tasks that allow employees not just to utilise, but to stretch their skills enables them to grow and develop themselves.
Finding out your employee’s career plans and figure out if their current role maximises their strengths and abilities. If their current role does not, propose new or unique projects that can help them move towards their career goals, expand their skillset or expose them to a greater number of roles. Otherwise, move them to a different department to provide them with the plethora of experiences they need to remain engaged.
Furthermore, include training and development opportunities that can help them move up the company ladder. Provide concise and comprehensive feedback on how they can improve, showing that you care about your employee’s career and progression.
3. Provide meaningful work for your employees
Providing meaningful work for your employees allows them to believe that their work is important and they will be more likely to take pride in and ownership of their work.
Being in a leadership role, you can constantly remind workers of the importance of their roles and their work in the company’s success. Set goals that challenge your employees, giving them a sense of purpose. Give your employees the autonomy to improve on their work in the way they want, allowing them to feel valued and respected. Allow them to be involved in the decision-making process, which allows them to take ownership of the direction the company moves in.