May 13, 2021

4 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Sam Caucci

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Did you know that only 15% of the global workforce is engaged at work? Whether working remotely over the past year or taking safety precautions while showing up to their regular jobs, employee engagement will be top of mind for both employees and employers alike. This article will outline some of the strategies employers can use to improve engagement, ultimately increasing employee retention, work output, and ROI.

Employee engagement can be defined as the extent at which your employees are motivated, passionate and invested in the work they do. Engagement can also measure how committed your employee is to the company and their emotional connection to their coworkers. 

Employee engagement is sometimes confused with job satisfaction. While the two are related, engagement includes a lot more than simply being happy with your job. It is influenced by factors such as location, culture, and individual preferences and characteristics. It can be difficult to measure employee engagement over time as it often fluctuates, but it is critical to staying on top of your staff’s needs. 

Here are the four keys to increasing employee engagement:

How to Increase Employee Engagement

1. Prioritize giving continuous feedback.

Studies show that four out of ten employees become actively disengaged when they aren’t given enough feedback. Giving next-to-no feedback to your employees about their work is a surefire way to squash any chances of employee engagement. You can ensure engagement levels stay high by scheduling monthly check-ins for each employee with their manager. Then, move up to middle-management check-ins with their teams to help improve employee engagement at all levels.

2. Prioritize the physical and mental health of your employees. 

Employees are more likely to engage with work when their company makes an effort to take care of their well-being. 

So starting a few company-wide wellness initiatives is a good way to improve engagement. A few examples:

  • Sponsor workout classes
  • Partner with a local gym to encourage a healthy lifestyle outside of the office
  • Hire a meditation expert to come into the office each month
  • Stock up on healthier snacks in the office to give your employees some healthy fuel for the day
  • Encourage your staff to take mental health days.
3. Recognize your employees’ performance and give rewards for achievements.

When you have engaged employees, they will go out of their way for the good of the company. 

It’s nice to be appreciated and recognized for your efforts, so leadership should take some measures to implement this if you want to increase your employee engagement further.

Regular feedback and positive encouragement can be a positive aspect to their day and boost their morale.

4. Introduce employee gamification.

In addition to a commitment to recognizing your employees, another great way to boost your employee engagement is to implement employee gamification training and retraining efforts at work. 90% of employees are more productive when they use gamification, and 72% of employees believe that gamification also positively influences them to work harder. 

Using gamification to train or retrain your employees can help make the onboarding process more entertaining and engaging alongside contributing to your employees’ continued professional development.

Why Should I Use Employee Training Software?

Want to boost employee engagement 52-weeks a year? Then it’s time to invest in mobile-first training that meets your workers where they’re at.

At 1Huddle, we offer a cloud-based employee mobile-first training experience that makes it easy for managers to set up, create and customize your training and development where you can easily upload and customize your training content for a seamless training experience. 

All of your employees will have the ability to access their training anywhere, anytime and at the push of a button. This helps make training engaging and kept up-to-date. You can use our software to measure employee progress and make key decisions on where you should take your training next and whether or not your engagement efforts are working. 

Want to learn more about how 1Huddle can help you inspire your workforce? 

Request a demo today.

Sam Caucci, Founder & CEO at 1Huddle

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