How to engage your workforce?

How to engage your workforce?

I am sure we have all had different experiences with different employers, I know I sure have. One of the best feelings while on duty is the feeling of “engagement” with your work. I don’t mean just showing up, punching in and doing your job, I mean actually feeling like you are a part of the company, and your work matters not only to you, but the company and entire team. Employee engagement isn’t just some “new age” or “millennial” type of corporate jargon… No no no, it is an actual business strategy that any company can implement and benefit from. You may be asking, “Yeah sure sounds great, but what benefit could I possibly get from making my employees actually like their work?” Well, for starters, how about an increase in productivity of your workforce? You see, highly engaged organizations have up to double the rate of success than lower engaged ones. Turns out, when people are happy and like what they do, they work more! In addition, an engaged workforce has less absenteeism, tardiness, lower attrition rates, few safety accidents, and fewer quality complaints. All of this has immediate effects on productivity, quality, and even customer service. Does any of this sound like a reason to get your staff engaged? There are many ways to increase engagement, such as implementing group events outside of the office, inviting customers in to give examples of how your product or service has benefited them, giving your employees great benefits like healthcare and holidays, etc. All of these will in the end have to go for budget approval, pass through HR,...