Employee Engagement / Employee Value Proposition
Before we delve into the many benefits that high employee engagement provides, we need to understand the concept. There is no agreed-upon standard definition of ‘Employee Engagement / EVP' out there. Several practitioners and researchers have developed their own working definitions, and that is exactly what we have to do, to create our own way to engage them using some guidelines and tips.
What’s employee engagement means for you as an employee?
Employee engagement is getting up in the morning thinking, “Great, I’m going to work. I know what I’m going to do today. I’ve got some great ideas about how to do it really well. I’m looking forward to seeing the team and helping them work well today”.
What’s employee engagement means for you as employer?
Employee engagement is about positive attitudes and behaviours with strong loyalty leading to improved business outcomes, in a way that they trigger and reinforce one another.
An engaged employee is a person who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work. We know this all well, in our life we have examples why we left our companies, learning from this mistakes as employer we MUST avoid repeating the same mistakes and treat employees how we also desire to be treated.
Understanding the work ethics and generational differences of Boomers (1946-64), Gen X-ers (1965-80) and Millennials=Gen. Y-ers (1980-2000). An average of 10,000 Baby-Boomers retire every day, meaning that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. In order for your business to be able to keep and deliver high standards and profit you will have to start investing and learning about the generation which is working for you and will dominate the next 20 years of workforce around the world. There for Employee Engagement and Human development has to be a big part of every company.
- Employees become brand ambassadors of the company
- Lower staff turnover
- More productivity
- Healthy work atmosphere
- Profitability increases 26% per employee
- Unfold the secret of each generation as a workforce what motivates them and how they should be handled
Offering training on regular basis will allow us to maximise profit, engage employees and satisfy customer.
How do we intend to achieve it?
There are many ways of engaging your employees independently from the size of your business. Few tips: offering regular trainings, saying "Thank you", offer visibility and being flexible etc..