The truth about employee engagement

Why is it so important?

As an employer you should not see employee engagement as a burden. It should be a standard to your daily management.
Today, there is a lot of competition on the market and every company wants to survive the jungle out there. This is only possible with a strong team. And where do companies get such great employees? Mostly by creating a strong HR team, but also by stealing them from their competitors. Another word for this type of stealing is headhunting. One of their biggest tools to lure staff members to their company is by offering them better conditions than their current position is offering them. If that’s the case, you are very likely to lose some of your top employees.

What are the benefits?

Engaged employees result in many benefits. Of course, you have to give this time. Nothing happens overnight, so you will have to practice your patience. After some time, it will become a win-win situation.

Let’s take a look at the most common benefits:

 Employee satisfaction

Productivity will increase as a result of their satisfaction. They will feel connected to the company and its vision which gives them the feeling like they belong there. If you manage to keep them satisfied, they will retain at your company, so you don’t have to worry they will be headhunted that easily.

 Retention

When your employees feel appreciated by their employer, they are more likely to stay. After all, why move to another company if you feel good in the one you’re currently working for? During following months, they can focus more on developing themselves and becoming better at their job. Self-development is something many people are looking for in a job so offering it to them is definitely a competitive advantage.

 Less absenteeism

Having engaged employees will ensure you undergo less and less absenteeism on the work floor. People won’t feel the need to call in sick or look for excuses because they don’t want to go to work. Employees like their job and don’t have a problem going into work every day. At the end of the day they will also get more work done which refers back to the higher productivity as mentioned earlier.

 Customer satisfaction

Your customers will notice if your employees are engaged and motivated. There will be a better and more open communication between those two. Customers will be treated like they want to be treated and that will retain them. All comes down to making your employees feel appreciated and engaged, so they will be more productive which will result in several benefits for your business. Give it a try and see how your corporate culture will improve.

Morgan Strauwen
Social media manager

Posted on Apr 19, 2018