Keeping your employees engaged and focused can be a challenge at times. According to a study conducted by Hewitt Associates, June of 2010 saw the biggest decline in employee engagement in 15 years.
We’ve found some suggestions to increase employee engagement in this article titled, “Why Employees Are Less Engaged Than Ever:”
- Provide meaningful work
- Help workers understand how they fit into the ‘big picture’
- Create an empowering environment
In addition to the suggestions above, I’d like to suggest adding compassion and appreciation into the mix as well. If you want your employees to be engaged – try engaging with your employees. “Thank you” and “I understand” and “Is there anything that I can do for you?” will go a long way with your employees. If they feel that you are there for them, they will be there for you. It’s as simple as that – it’s human nature.
What do you think? What’s YOUR suggestion for increasing employee engagement? Leave a comment below with your quick tip and on August 5, 2011, we’ll pick the best two tips in our Moderators’ opinions and they will each get a $50 Amazon gift certificate awarded to them.
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UPDATE: The winners have been chosen, see who they are!