Employee engagement is very important, yet sometimes overlooked stat for all companies. Engaged employees increase productivity, are more satisfied with their job and increase your company's public image. For that alone, every manager should work hard to keep employee engagement as high as possible.
Still only about 30 % of workforce is engaged and it costs companies a fortune each year
How to increase employee engagement
According to Wikipedia, engaged employees are „fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests.“
That means employees need to have a high job satisfaction.
So to increase employee engagement, a manager needs to work on increasing job satisfaction which can often be increased by decant communications in the company. Managers need to make sure employees know what they're doing, why they're doing it and why it matters.
Giving employee feedback
Employee engagement increases when workers are given good feedback from their superiors. This means implementing regular weekly feedback.
According to our survey, 53% of leader think regular weekly feedback is very important and 33% think it's important.
Employee feedback consists of 3 parts:
- Understanding what employee is doing;
- Giving employees feedback;
- Receiving feedback.
The most important part for employee engagement is not giving feedback, but understanding what employees are doing and letting them have a say in what's going on.
Employees often have a lot of ideas on how you and your company can help each other to do their work. And when their voice is heard, they become more invested in the company which increases their engagement levels.
Thanks to Weekdone you can give and receive employee feedback with only couple of minutes. Every week, when employees send in their status report, the manager can recognize people the same way he recognizes people on social media: by liking their items or commenting them.
If you want to know more about employee engagement, you can have a look at our infographic