We’ve started this year in full throttle with Employee Engagement surveys currently being undertaking in a few local companies as we speak. What a great way to start the year, identifying all the factors that are working for you and those that aren’t. So, why is it important to consider how engaged your employees actually are? If your employees are engaged they’ll be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Equally great, you could also see a 12% increase in profit alone not to mention 5% increase in productivity and the increase in staff retention. That’s sweet in our book! Did you know? It can cost 12-18 months’ salary to replace an employee…now that’s food for thought (Source: Hay Group, How to stop your talent taking flight, September 2013) So what do you do if you want to keep your business sweet and your employees engaged? Here are some hints and tips to get you started… Start with engaged people, invest time in your selection and recruit well. Set clear expectations, and provide regular honest feedback. Developing your managers to bring out the best in their teams. Rewards and Recognition, make the time to recognise what your staff are doing and remember to say thanks! Be Trustworthy, honour your commitments and trust others. Work/Life Balance, understand different needs of your people and try to be flexible. Do you want to know a bit more? Come along to one of our 2hr workshops where Michelle will share more about the important topic of employee engagement and help you to consider what your next steps are:- We are running our next Employee Engagement Workshop on Wednesday 8th march. Click here for more information.
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