Improving Employee Engagement
Bettering the Employee Experience
Improving employee engagement is desired by 76% of employers. How can we better the employee experience?
In recent years, employers have increased their focus on improving employee engagement. As recently as 2018, 65% of employers were more focused on being an employer of choice, compared to 63% wanting improved employee engagement.
Research published by the Employee Benefits Research 2020 outlines that 76% of employers “have a desire to improve employee engagement in the future.”
Enhancing the employee experience has been shown to improve employee engagement. In line with this, 67% of employers highlight the “need for better or more targeted benefits communication remains the top priority.”
There are a lot of ways we can focus on a positive employee experience. No matter the size of your company, ensuring your employees have the tools they need to effectively do their jobs, but also the resources and feeling of appreciation can vastly improve the overall culture at work.
Employee Engagement - An Overview
In a typical business:
|◘ A third of employees are actively engaged, which is good|
|◘ Half are disengaged, not so good…|
|◘ The remainder are actively disengaged, which is really not good|
Happy and healthy employees are often more productive and report higher job satisfaction. Did you know it’s 48% more likely that somebody with low engagement and wellbeing will leave your company?
Improving Employee Engagement
No matter the size of your company, employee engagement is a key ingredient to business success. An engaged employee is more likely to arrive at work passionate and enthusiastic about the day ahead.
Human Resource departments are keen to drive up employee engagement. However, to truly improve engagement across the board, methods should be tailored to each individual.
To help drive this improvement, employers are building their benefits strategies around the demographic of their employees. In fact, the Employee Benefits research 2020 found that 53% of employers noted that a multi-generational workforce is a key issue.
Put simply – not all employees will value the same benefits.
The trick, therefore, is to better understand the employees. Employees that feel their needs and ideals are being met by their employer are more engaged, and subsequently more productive.
To truly understand a team, you need to understand your people. People aren’t just defined by their job role, their personality and their out of work lives all come into play.
Sometimes people can be struggling with debt, coping with sleeping problems or simply feeling under appreciated in the home – all of these factors, and many more, can affect how people arrive to work in the morning.
Understanding the unique needs of your employees can help you to build a happier and healthier workforce. At hug, we’ve developed a platform that helps you to support your team. With employee feedback via our four core modules: Mind, Money, Health and Engagement, we can not only offer real time insights, but also provide you with actionable information and advice that can be measured, providing a clear view of the impact of interventions over the longer term. Book a demo by submitting the form below today.