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Employee Engagement: What Is It and What Can Be Done to Improve It?

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Employee Engagement: What Is It and What Can Be Done to Improve It?

By The Employer Group - Dec 18, 2023

As a leader, you want engaged employees who are happy to come to work, driven to perform well, and receptive to cooperation and change.

Engaged employees typically exhibit:

  • Greater happiness and motivation at work
  • Less absenteeism
  • More productivity and willingness to help others
  • Acting as brand ambassadors by positively promoting your company
  • More likely to be long-term employees of your company, which lowers employee turnover

What are the fundamentals of employee engagement?

Using their skill sets effectively.

Are your employees utilizing their skill set to their fullest potential? Do you have the right people in the right positions?

Letting them know the big picture.

Do your employees understand the bigger picture of their work? Are you as a leader communicating clearly and often creating clarity and transparency?

Having a strong team across the board.

Are you hiring high value employees that bring strong skill sets and potential? Do you have proper management and coaching for employees to continue to grow and succeed in their roles?

Providing useful feedback.

Do you have a performance management philosophy and/or process? Do employees understand what is expected of them? Are your managers comfortable giving and reviewing feedback to better further the organization?

Offering growth opportunities.

Is there a shared vision for an employee’s career future? Are you providing employees with opportunities to continue to grow within the company?

Besides the fundamentals listed above, other ways to improve employee engagement include:

  • Creating a safe and inclusive workplace
  • Offering competitive compensation and benefits
  • Establishing a culture of transparency and feedback
  • Providing meaningful training and career development opportunities
  • Truly appreciating your employees and showing them in meaningful ways
  • Creating meaningful work-life balance

Engaged employees do better work, are committed to the organization, and ultimately stay longer. The Employer Group can assist you with measuring, boosting, and maintaining employee engagement.



This information does not constitute legal advice.

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