Crawford Thomas Recruiting issued the following announcement on Feb. 28.
According to the undercover recruiter, “Employee engagement is a concept often ignored by organizations. After hiring a candidate, companies do not plan any strategies or policies which can keep the employee enthusiastic about work. This is an essential aspect of employee retention and promotes stability among employees for a more extended stay in the company”.
Here is how HR managers can improve their employee engagement:
1. Give Right Tools to Work
Job satisfaction depends a lot on company’s infrastructure. This means devising processes and providing tools to employees using which they can complete their job. You must find out tools which can enhance employees’ productivity. They can complete a job quickly with distinct processes and boost their efficiency.
2. Provide Training
Employees look for a culture which offers continuous growth. They want to work in an organization where they can see a rising graph in their career. It is important to provide regular training to employees to help them gain more skills. Organize training and enroll your employees in the same. This will provide them a sense of belongingness with the organization, and they will feel motivated when they learn something new.
There is no doubt that appreciating employees for good work is the key to having an effective employee engagement. Giving them rewards in the form of gift coupons and monetary benefits is very encouraging. Conduct monthly meeting and recognize efforts of employees.
4. Introduce Open Communication
A clear communication gives insights into what is going on in the mind of an employee. Know how your employees feel by conducting surveys, team meetings and using suggestion boxes. Be a good listener. Encourage them to speak up so that you can implement changes which you feel are right.
5. Share Numbers
Your employees should know what is happening in the company. They must be aware of the numbers. Share every good and bad news with them so that they feel part of the organization.
6. Promote Company Culture
Make your employees clear about company culture which includes goals, mission, and values. Encourage them to fit into the system by listing down the benefits.
7. Engage Right from the Start
The best way to kill an employee’s enthusiasm is giving him the monotonous task of filling out forms on the day of his joining. You can change this concept by introducing employees straight to work. Attach a mentor or a work buddy with the new joiner to make him feel engaged and part of the company right from day one.
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