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Let’s get engaged

Published 11th December 2013 by IIP North of England

Employee engagement is a term that tends to get thrown about a lot and is something that many organisations believe they do well – but can they be really sure that they are achieving the best engagement they can and that it is having the intended positive effect? 

In reality, it’s not easy to be fully engaged with all employees – especially where business is challenging and resources are stretched. In fact, it can be all too easy to let activities designed to build employee engagement slip. 

But it may never be as important to ensure that you do have those practices in place, as now is the time that your employees need to know how their contribution impacts on your organisation and how it is appreciated. 

Whether it is developing clear vision and leadership, building supportive management, investing in health and wellbeing, delivering effective communication or exploring recognition and reward, there is usually a number of activities that can contribute to building and maintaining employee engagement. 

Get your employee engagement right and there are a myriad of benefits that can come your way –  from improved staff retention and sickness to improved bottom line benefits and customer satisfaction. 

But bear in mind that to keep on benefiting you must also keep evaluating your activities to make sure you have your blend of activity just right. As your environment changes so can the needs of your employees, so it is crucial to keep an eye on whether your employee engagement strategies are having the impact you are aiming for. So let’s get engaged.