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Before You Can Retain Employees, They Must Be Engaged!
Companies are spending a fortune today recruiting and hiring the right employees. The problem is, unless you engage them, you will never retain them.
Inc Magazine says that seventy percent of employees today are disengaged and Forbes says that fifty percent of employees are either actively or passively looking for alternative employment. This equates to half a billion dollars lost in productivity each year in the United States alone.
Every employee you lose is costing you $100,000 or more to replace
Businesses today assume that people employees leaving is just a Millennial mentality issue, but this could not be farther from the truth. People leave because they do not feel listened to, understood or valued. They do not understand the mission, vision or values of the company, nor do they understand how their individual efforts matter.
Three factors affect this more than any other.
Onboarding, Ongoing Communication, and Leadership.
The 5 Questions You Need To Ask In Your Employee Survey
If you are doing any kind of employee survey, these are the critical questions you need to ask. More importantly, these are the target scores you should be aiming for. If you are close to or above the target scores below, congratulations, you have a highly engaged workforce with outstanding levels of overall satisfaction. You’re doing really well.
If, on the other hand, you’re below the average scores, then it’s almost certain that you have an engagement problem that’s affecting your organization’s productivity, customer service, turnover rates and, ultimately, your bottom line.
So how would your organization score on these 5 questions?
People Management: Decoding the Industry Jargon
Defined as the managing of employee or team relationships in order to ensure the delivery of company or department goals, people management is a vital component of leading a motivated and successful workforce.
With that in mind, today our friends over at Land Digital are breaking down some of the commonly used jargon in employee/employer scenarios to ensure you fully comprehend management best practices and, in turn, optimise and foster work relationships bound for success.Read full post
Improving the Employee Experience: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Office
The layout of an office space can have a huge impact on the productivity levels of staff. Research suggests that employees are more likely to be engaged with their work and less likely to leave their job role in an office space that prioritises collaboration and efficiency.
That’s why in this article, the experts at Jaquar are discussing a number of ways that employers can optimise their office. From encouraging wellness schemes by installing showering facilities to enhancing creativity with your office interior, we’ll offer a blueprint to optimising your office space keeping employee retention at the forefront of your design.Read full post
What is the ROI from employee engagement?
We often hear from new HR managers who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to implement employee engagement survey programs in their organizations but have a hard time convincing senior management of the value they can bring vs. the cost of conducting surveys and doing the necessary follow-up to bring about change. HR is often on the losing side of the conversation and that's a real shame.
It's a ridiculously short-sighted management decision to ignore the potential benefits of measuring and increasing engagement and we'd like to show you why.
Here's a round-up of some of the statistics from studies conducted around the globe. The truth is, employee engagement programs should NOT be considered an unnecessary or frivolous expense. They are, in fact, an investment. And if done right, they are an investment with very healthy returns.Read full post
3 Tips to Prime Your Home Office for Creativity and Productivity
When working from home, it’s difficult to separate your personal life from your work life. So, it’s essential to optimize your home office for creativity and productivity so that you can reap the rewards of remote working, without compromising on the quality of your work.
That’s why in this article, we’re offering our top tips so that working in your home office always seems appealing. From decluttering the space to decorating the walls and creating ‘zones’, we’ll leave you inspired to make your office a haven for efficiency.Read full post
How Your Office Space Can Aid Employee Motivation and Engagement
As the place where employees spend most of their working hours, office space has a fundamental role in boosting motivation and engagement. Therefore, it’s essential that your workspace is designed and optimized with efficiency and productivity at its core.
That’s why today, we’re offering our top tips on planning work environments to ensure employees stay focused. From team meetings and project management to workspace layout, with this guide you’ll be on your way to cultivating a productive and motivated workforce.Read full post
Improving Employee Engagement for Remote Workers
Remote work is not more widespread than ever before thanks to technological advancements and the development of new collaboration tools. As a result, it is now possible to be much more productive when working remotely. According to a recent poll, the number of workers who telecommute up to 5 days a week has been steadily increasing, as has the number of Americans that work remotely which now stands at 43%.
Improved workplace flexibility and accessibility
Many workplaces now understand that being flexible with working hours as well as providing the opportunity for their employees to work remotely, increases employee retention and improves workplace accessibility. This increase in remote work however can pose challenges when it comes to keeping employees engaged, as such, this article will look at the different ways in which employee engagement can be improved for remote workers.Read full post
Designing an Employee Friendly Workplace
Designing an employee friendly workplace
There is little doubt that the long-term success and growth of any business depends to a great extent on employee satisfaction and retention. Making your company an attractive place to work and creating a positive and progressive working environment is important to ensuring job satisfaction, developing talent and inspiring loyalty. Below are some essential tips to help ensure business success as well as employee satisfaction.Read full post
How A Solid Succession Plan Is Critical To Retaining Top Talent
Only 54 percent of CEOs and directors are grooming a specific successor to take over the company when they exit, while 39 percent have no suitable internal candidates who could step in immediately. While most business leaders know the importance of continuity, many organizations still aren’t ready for succession. But having a clear plan for your company’s future isn’t just good for continuity, but is also critical to keeping your employees committed and engaged.
Preparation Is Key
Employees come and go. That’s just the nature of organizations, so why wait to prepare for the inevitable? Succession planning should be a continuous process so that your company isn’t caught off-guard by organizational changes. It’s vital to a company’s success that there are measures set up to make sure that things keep running smoothly in the event of resignation or retirement of staff, as well as restructuring and expansion.Read full post
AboutInsightlink Communications are experts in employee survey design, data collection and analysis. Since 2001 we've helped companies of all sizes measure and improve their employee satisfaction and engagement.
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