I don’t have to tell you that employee engagement will continue to be a hot topic in 2019. Finding the best talent is incredibly competitive. The last thing companies want is to spend their resources bringing in the best talent, only to have them never become engaged with the organization (and then leave). So, debating about engagement seems like a non-issue.
But being able to craft an engagement strategy is a challenge. How to sell the idea of creating a strategy, what to include, and how to measure results can be hard. So, I’ve put together a round-up of the most popular articles on HR Bartender that focus on building an engagement strategy.
We know the business value of engagement. Organizations must view the employee experience long term, set realistic expectations, and focus on culture.
Engagement is high priority today. It helps with retention and productivity. But we also want commitment from our employees. How do engagement and commitment differ?
The employee experience, engagement and satisfaction have value. Measurable financial value. And competition is driving that value to new heights.
Action determines the success of your engagement surveys. Taking the right actions means understanding the specifics of employee feedback and what really matters.
We know the value of the employee experience and using surveys to develop programs. Proper planning and execution are crucial in engagement surveys.
Engagement surveys give employers a wealth of information. Here are three steps to turning engagement survey results into action.
Communication helps managers drive employee engagement. One-on-one meetings are more important than ever to grow engagement and improve employee retention.
An engagement roadmap helps connect organizational actions with long-term goals and guides managers in activities that help build strong engagement.
These articles have examples and downloads that might help human resources departments guide their organizations through the exercise of creating an employee engagement strategy. I hope you find the information helpful.
Engagement has been around for decades. The value of a great employee experience isn’t going away anytime in the near future. People might try to find new names for it, but it’s still the same thing. The question is, what are organizations going to do about it. Because disengaged employees cost the organization hard dollars.
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