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Keep your top talent from becoming someone else’s.
Motivating your employees is one of the toughest and yet most significant challenges you face in your organization. Face it, as for the war for talent has been raging for years, it appears that the battle is over, and talent has won.
What exactly is employee engagement? According to Wikipedia, it’s, “a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An "engaged employee" is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests. An organization with "high" employee engagement might, therefore, be expected to outperform those with "low" employee engagement, all else being equal.”
All of that is well and good, but how do you find employee engagement ideas that work? In working with organizations across the country, we’ve discovered that some of the best practices include building a foundation of trust, proactively helping employees with their career path, applauding their efforts, getting to know them and serving them.
Successful employee engagement initiatives and strategies are based on principle – with a capital “P.” Whether you’re dealing with unhappy campers who are sowing seeds of discontent throughout your organization or figuring out how to motivate your “Steady Eddy’s,” it’s important to survey your team members on a regular basis to find out what’s going on in the hearts and heads of your employees.
Leadership teams need to figure out how to keep their best employees from taking their skills, knowledge, and expertise out the door. With an engaged workforce, employees work harder and are more loyal to their employer. Using gratitude strategies - Grategies - helps create a workplace culture that attracts and retains the very best employees while building a healthy, emotionally connected team.
A recent Gallup poll revealed that a whopping 71% of millennial employees aren't engaged in their job. By creating a more positive work environment, you’ll experience results including:
- Higher productivity;
- Increased sales;
- Better employee retention rates;
- Stronger customer loyalty;
- Less stress and a happier work environment for all.