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How to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. Let's look at some core strategies to help improve employee engagement across your organization.
By
Vanessa Poulson
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1.30.2023
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Insight

How to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. Let's look at some core strategies to help improve employee engagement across your organization.
By
Vanessa Poulson
|
16.11.2022
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Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. An engaged employee is one who is invested in the company's mission and is motivated to go above and beyond their responsibilities to help the company succeed. 

Here are some strategies that can help you boost engagement and create a more motivated and productive workforce:

Communicate regularly and effectively. 

Communication is key when it comes to employee engagement. Employees need to feel informed and included in the decision-making process. Regular team meetings and one-on-one conversations can help keep employees in the loop and provide them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Set clear expectations and goals. 

When employees understand what is expected of them and what they are working towards, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated. Setting clear goals and communicating them to your team can help ensure everyone is working towards the same objectives.

Provide opportunities for growth and development. 

Employees who feel they are learning and growing in their roles are more likely to be engaged. Consider offering training and development programs, mentorship opportunities, or even tuition reimbursement for education or certification programs. 

Recognize and reward hard work. 

Recognizing and rewarding employees for their hard work and achievements can help boost engagement and motivation. Consider implementing an employee recognition program or offering perks and bonuses for meeting specific milestones or performance targets.

Create a positive and inclusive work environment. 

The culture and atmosphere in your workplace can have a big impact on employee engagement. Creating a positive and inclusive environment where employees feel valued and respected can help boost engagement and motivation. Amplifying diversity and inclusion are important drivers of employee engagement, and through Paragon One externship reporting data, 63.6% of participating employees reported a desire to take action on more activities that promoted inclusivity and of 93.1% reported feeling more confident on engaging on DEI topics with others. 

Encourage employee input and feedback. 

Employee input and feedback can help you identify opportunities for improvement and make changes that will benefit both the company and your employees. Encourage your team to share their ideas and perspectives, and take their feedback into account when making decisions.

Encourage work-life balance. 

A healthy work-life balance is crucial for employee engagement and well-being. Encourage your employees to take the time they need to recharge and take care of their personal lives, whether that means offering flexible work arrangements or allowing employees to take time off when they need it.

Offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) 

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are designed to support employees in addressing personal and work-related issues that may be impacting their well-being, engagement and productivity. EAPs may provide employees with access to counseling, stress management, legal and financial resources, and other support services.

Encourage employee involvement in company decisions. 

Involving employees in the decision-making process helps them feel like they are valued and that their opinions matter. Consider setting up a suggestion box or employee-led committees to gather input and ideas from your team.

Create a sense of purpose. 

Employee engagement is often driven by a sense of purpose. When employees understand the company's mission, vision and values and how their role contributes to the company's success, they tend to be more engaged and motivated.

Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and success for any business. By implementing effective communication, clear expectations, growth opportunities, recognition and rewards, positive work environment, and sense of purpose, managers can increase employee engagement and create a more motivated and productive workforce. 

Discover a New Way to Increase Employee Engagement

If you’re inspired, learn more about how creating real-work experiences for Fortune 1000 leaders of tomorrow can accelerate your DEI and CSR goals while bolstering employee engagement.

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Insight

How to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. Let's look at some core strategies to help improve employee engagement across your organization.

Vanessa Poulson
January 24, 2023

Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. An engaged employee is one who is invested in the company's mission and is motivated to go above and beyond their responsibilities to help the company succeed. 

Here are some strategies that can help you boost engagement and create a more motivated and productive workforce:

Communicate regularly and effectively. 

Communication is key when it comes to employee engagement. Employees need to feel informed and included in the decision-making process. Regular team meetings and one-on-one conversations can help keep employees in the loop and provide them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Set clear expectations and goals. 

When employees understand what is expected of them and what they are working towards, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated. Setting clear goals and communicating them to your team can help ensure everyone is working towards the same objectives.

Provide opportunities for growth and development. 

Employees who feel they are learning and growing in their roles are more likely to be engaged. Consider offering training and development programs, mentorship opportunities, or even tuition reimbursement for education or certification programs. 

Recognize and reward hard work. 

Recognizing and rewarding employees for their hard work and achievements can help boost engagement and motivation. Consider implementing an employee recognition program or offering perks and bonuses for meeting specific milestones or performance targets.

Create a positive and inclusive work environment. 

The culture and atmosphere in your workplace can have a big impact on employee engagement. Creating a positive and inclusive environment where employees feel valued and respected can help boost engagement and motivation. Amplifying diversity and inclusion are important drivers of employee engagement, and through Paragon One externship reporting data, 63.6% of participating employees reported a desire to take action on more activities that promoted inclusivity and of 93.1% reported feeling more confident on engaging on DEI topics with others. 

Encourage employee input and feedback. 

Employee input and feedback can help you identify opportunities for improvement and make changes that will benefit both the company and your employees. Encourage your team to share their ideas and perspectives, and take their feedback into account when making decisions.

Encourage work-life balance. 

A healthy work-life balance is crucial for employee engagement and well-being. Encourage your employees to take the time they need to recharge and take care of their personal lives, whether that means offering flexible work arrangements or allowing employees to take time off when they need it.

Offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) 

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are designed to support employees in addressing personal and work-related issues that may be impacting their well-being, engagement and productivity. EAPs may provide employees with access to counseling, stress management, legal and financial resources, and other support services.

Encourage employee involvement in company decisions. 

Involving employees in the decision-making process helps them feel like they are valued and that their opinions matter. Consider setting up a suggestion box or employee-led committees to gather input and ideas from your team.

Create a sense of purpose. 

Employee engagement is often driven by a sense of purpose. When employees understand the company's mission, vision and values and how their role contributes to the company's success, they tend to be more engaged and motivated.

Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and success for any business. By implementing effective communication, clear expectations, growth opportunities, recognition and rewards, positive work environment, and sense of purpose, managers can increase employee engagement and create a more motivated and productive workforce. 

Discover a New Way to Increase Employee Engagement

If you’re inspired, learn more about how creating real-work experiences for Fortune 1000 leaders of tomorrow can accelerate your DEI and CSR goals while bolstering employee engagement.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on the latest in CSR, social responsibility, and corporate leadership news and events.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vanessa Poulson

As lead of The Impact Report, Poulson focuses on developing Paragon One’s industry insight into the expanding world of CSR, ESG, and social impact.

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