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How can organisations hit the sweet spot to achieve higher employee engagement?
Employee engagement is of paramount importance – yet it remains a challenge for many organisations in both private sector and public sector to achieve higher levels of engagements as research points out.
• Gallup Management Journal’s Employee Engagement Index shows that only 29 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs, while 54 percent are not engaged and 17 percent are actively disengaged.
• Right Management found similar results with only 34 percent of employees fully engaged, while 50 percent are completely disengaged.
• According to the Global Workforce Study, companies with an engaged workforce experience: 6.5 fewer days absent, 41 percent lower retention risk, and 3× higher operating margins.
In today’s highly competitive market, it is critical for HR Professionals and line managers to collectively focus on creating a culture of employee engagement to attract and retain quality talent.
Engaged employees are more committed to their work and feel connected to the success of their organization. In addition, they are more likely to believe in their organization’s values, mission and vision. The increasing utilisation of boundary less organisations pose a challenge for leaders who strive to create and maintain employee engagement within an organisation.
There are innumerable advantages with employee engagement. It increases employee retention and loyalty. It improves performance and productivity to give a competitive edge over others. It minimises employee turnover and maximises their morale. It provides customer satisfaction and improves the organisational bottom lines. It ultimately improves shareholders value. Hence, senior leaders and CEOs must follow the slogan of “employee first, customer second and shareholder third.”
Jim Harter, a Chief Scientist at Gallup outlines the advantages of employee engagement as follows: engaged employees are more attentive and vigilant; they look out for the needs of their coworkers and the overall enterprise; they personally “own” the result of their work and that of the organization; they re-create jobs so that each person has a chance to do what they do best; and they help people see the connection between their everyday work and the larger purpose or mission of the organisation.
Reality is, companies struggle to get employee engagement right; and the business environment has a high demand for skilled professionals which increases job prospects, making employee retention one of the top challenges that organisations face today. If Employees are disengaged, chances of them leaving your organisation are very high.
Building a culture of engagement is a long-term and on-going process. It is a worthwhile investment as increased engagement leads greater organizational outcomes.
It is with this reason that MFUWO Consulting (Pty) Ltd has put together a seminar to assist you with practices and strategies geared to improve employee engagement levels in your organisation. Attend this one-day seminar on 07 November 2017 in Johannesburg to learn how to engage diverse employees in your organisation.
HR & Transformation Director
21st Century Pay Solutions Group
DR PAT SMYTHE
R 3,500 Excl VAT / Per Delegate
Book 3 delegates and get a 10 % discount
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