Employee engagement is a clear symptom of company success, and as so, it is crucial to work on it and keep aiming to improve the overall employee experience.
High turnover rates are the nightmare of businesses today. With young talent choosing to work for sustainable companies and becoming evermore demanding, employee engagement has never been so important.
It is important to note that successful engagement rates are a matter of many different small things that, when aligned properly, ensure employees can take the best out of their work experience.
Employee engagement as a symptom of success
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of organizational or company success, but employee engagement is most definitely a sign that things could very easily be going in the right direction.
However, the fact that people inevitably come and go, tasks change and positions increase in responsibility etc., makes employee engagement a not so static company process, and one that needs continuous improvement.
And it is precisely this focus on improving the employee experience that can set your company apart from competitors. But what exactly can companies do to improve their employee engagement?
Engage employees in the sustainability strategy
Improving your organization's employee engagement
Improving employee engagement means going the extra mile to make sure your company’s human resource strategy, employer branding and employee experience is an aligned effort to make these stakeholder’s experience the best possible.
This is not solely about making employees happy, it is about an actual deep-rooted connection between the organization, its values and purpose, and the entirety of the workforce.
Here are a few ideas on how to start improving employee engagement and taking it from good to great.
First thing's first, transparency
The first and most important thing to understand about good employee engagement is the need to be clear and transparent. Open communication and clarity about processes, systems, or expectations is key.
Transparency means employees should clearly know what is expected from them, where do they fit in the overall strategy, and how to achieve their assigned goals, as well as who or what to rely on for such tasks.
Communication is a two way road
As important as it is for companies to learn how to communicate transparently and clearly, so is to be an active listener. In any relationship, including that of employer and employees, listening is what makes everything else work.
Employees also have concerns, demands and ideas, and it is important to take those in, consider them and eventually put them into practice or act upon them somehow.
Enhance individual growth and development
Engaged employees are also the ones that know there is a road to professional growth and development awaiting for them in the company.
Investing in employee knowledge and training is a great tool to ensure not only the best possible outcomes from your workforce, but to help people pursue their desired growth and development inside the organization.
Transform sustainability into an employee benefit
Improve employee engagement with sustainability
We believe that employees are far from being indifferent from participation in sustainable efforts, and actually look for the opportunity to be actively engaged and find purpose in having a positive impact through their jobs.
That is why through our technology we work to activate and track employees’ impact, creating engagement that translates into improved ESG metrics, reputational value and an overall positive impact for the environment and society.
Because the workplace can in fact become the perfect environment to find that collective eagerness to make a difference, both for the sustainability and purpose of the company and a more sustainable way of being for all.