What is Employee Engagement Anyway?

Many managers have heard of the phrase “employee engagement” — but do you really understand what that means? What is the definition of employee engagement?

-Emotional connection an employee feels

Employee engagement is complex.  There’s not one specific attitude or  behavior which indicates whether an employee is fully engaged, it involves a combination of attitudes and behaviors and it’s different for every individual.  Employee engagement is job satisfaction, loyalty and commitment to the organization, involvement in the job, a feeling of empowerment.

Continue reading

Managers’ Tips for an Engaged Workforce

business-world-472556_1280All managers know that keeping employees engaged results in an increase in productivity, motivation, and retention, all of which affect the bottom line of the business.  But unfortunately managing people can be very difficult.  Employees are human, after all, and each have a unique set of personality traits and needs.  So how can you increase the level of engagement and also the morale of your employees?  Below are some helpful tips for managers to follow.

Continue reading

Small Steps to Improve Employee Success and Employee Satisfaction

woman-446670_1280A large part of employee success is a direct reflection of the culture, style, and attitude displayed within the management sector of a business.  So matching management styles with employee goals will promote success and employee satisfaction.  This will help unlock and attain employees’ aspirations.

The best way to achieve alignment and success is to continually strive to build trusting relationships between employers and employees.  Developing trust will enable employees to feel empowered in their jobs, take responsibility and invest effort into their success.

Continue reading

Fun Ways to Motivate at Work

“Business is about profit, but you can have fun and make profits at the same time,” said Bruce McLenithan, director of Operations Learning and Development, Steelcase North America, Grand Rapids, MI.  “The world has gotten very serious… we’ve forgotten about the fun part,” he said.  We need to do things that make people want to be at work just as much as they want to be at home.

Continue reading