Happy employees are productive employees. And productive employees are worth their weight in gold. Here’s our employee engagement.
Wow! Your employees are so engaged. I mean, their commitment is just inspiring – and don’t even get me started on their productivity levels!
Ok. That’s probably not something you hear from your customers on a daily basis. Firstly, how many people are that positive? And secondly, you’re reading a guide on employee engagement. So we’re guessing you need some help (doesn’t everyone?)
Well, you’ve absolutely come to the right place.
First things first, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of why employee engagement actually matters. Aside from the general fulfilment of your people, engaged employees are happy employees. Happy employees are productive employees. And productive employees are worth their weight in gold.
Now for the important stuff: how do you actually engage your employees?
So, there it is. The employee engagement 101.
Crikey! Running a business isn’t easy, is it? Especially when times are tough. But the most challenging of times can actually be a prime opportunity to nab the very best talent on the market. Whenever the economy takes a nosedive, candidates (many of whom wouldn’t normally be available) flood the market – leaving savvy managers free to swoop in.
According to a recent study featured in the Independent, UK employers are not doing enough to recruit the over 50s – leaving 73% with an overwhelming feeling of bias. And while younger workers might be the future, their more experienced counterparts have plenty of future left in them yet. Perhaps more importantly, many also have the skills, business ethos and general attitude prized by today’s organisations. And with those pesky skills gaps continuing to grow at an alarming rate, this is not a section of society you want to ignore.