Understanding the Importance of Employee Engagement at Workplace

By Published September 4, 2017

Organizations have come to realize that in today’s ever-changing world of recruitment and hiring and dynamic business environment, the most important thing that needs to be leveraged is human resources.

And for this, one has to have proper employee engagement practices in place. Employee engagement is a significant aspect of any organization, and the management needs to take good care of it.

However, statistics make shocking revelations regarding employee engagement and conveys that:

More than 70% of employees remain disengaged at work globally. Moreover, if employers think that compensation is the best way to engage and retain employees, then, 80% of the time they are wrong.

So, what keeps employees motivated at work? And what do employers have to do in case they want their employees to remain motivated and engaged at the workplace? Let’s a take look at the infographic below that tries to understand the concept of employee engagement at the workplace.

Studies conducted on employee satisfaction and employee engagement have proven that employees want much more than just a fat pay check. In fact, while looking for a job change or a new job, it has been found that jobseekers rank salary as the third option, trailed by brand name and career growth.

Employee engagement is an evergreen topic for companies, a tool that can increase their bottom line, support their innovation goals, drive corporate responsibility efforts, and improve companies’ broadest missions.

Consider the radical changes that have taken place in the domain of work – things have started moving in an entirely different direction. These days’ employees typically operate in a comparatively transparent job market. In such a scenario, in-demand staff may find new positions often coming up in their inboxes. Another trend has been observed where younger employees have helped increase the demand for rapid job rotation, accelerated leadership and even the concept of continuous feedback.

Finally, in present times, the job environment has also transformed into somewhat complicated in nature – where employees earlier may have worked once as a/with a team in an office, they now work 24/7 with email, instant messages, remote location working, conference calls and mobile devices that have succeeded in reducing the barriers between professional and personal lives.

Today, some companies are implementing analytics solutions that can help them predict employee engagement, retention and correlate certain factors such as employee travel schedule, compensation and benefits, managerial tasks and demographics to understand as to why some employees are less engaged than others?

However, answers can be complicated to deduce; hi-tech companies for example, often throw benefits at employees to see which one stick – free food, paid vacation days off, sabbaticals, health clubs, stick options, parties and hi-end office are pretty much common.

Nonetheless, do all these results in high engagement? Well – while there are no definitive answers, but companies can surely try to make an effort and ensure continuous measuring of employee engagement.

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