Do your employees come to work because they have to, or do they seem interested to be there? Engaged employees see their workplace as more than a place to sit for 8+ hours a day: They see their workplace as an area to communicate and foster relationships. There are many ways to push employee engagement without monetary incentives. Here are 4 tips for encouraging your employees to be more engaged in their work.
Encouraging Employee Engagement: 4 Tips
Fostering engagement of employees should be part of your business’ management strategy. Focus on finding quality, interested employees and then work on creating an environment that is positive and productive. Engaging your employees is an ongoing process and you should continually revamp your strategy to keep up to date and people-friendly.
- Encourage Friendships
Fifty percent of employees who said they have a best friend at work said that they felt strongly connected and more loyal toward their company. Allowing employees to have lighthearted conversations with co-workers (within reason) while at work will increase morale and foster more engaged and productive employees.
- Recognize Your Employees
Recognition is a great way to encourage the engagement of employees. Simple praise for a job well done, or recognizing years of service to the company, remind employees that they are valued and appreciated.
- Review Employees Holistically
In companies where employee engagement is low, many times this is due to a poor review process. Yearly reviews may have fallen by the wayside due to management turnover or poor HR oversight. Reviewing your employees shouldn’t only be reserved for criticism. A holistic performance review, held at least yearly, is a good way to engage your employees and get to know their strengths. Include personal development questions on a performance review and get them talking about new ideas they may have for the company.
Employees who are engaged in their work and fully present throughout the day are more likely to stay productive and loyal to their company. For more tips on fostering a healthy working environment, visit Josephine’s Professional Staffing’s blog today.
About Josephine’s Professional Staffing
Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (EDWOSB), and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131