Employee Engagement - How Important Is It?
Put simply, very!
Take a look around around your office, spend 10 minutes at the coffee station - does it look like everyone is pleased to be there....even on a dull and drizzly Monday morning?
Do you know that if the sh*t hits the fan, then your team have your back and will do what it takes to get things back on track?
These days it's not just about how much you're willing to pay your staff, it's about how you make them feel.
It's not enough to just take everyone out for a beer at Christmas, these days you need to look after your team and nurture them. Take in to consideration their work/life balance (as well as your own)
We're not talking about those old fashioned team building days or spending a fortune on away days - sometimes it's the smaller things that mean the most.
Why not shout everyone to a pizza for lunch at the end of a good month, a bottle of bubbly for someone's birthday, share their successes (not yours) on Social Media, use apps like PerkBox so they can earn rewards.
Put some effort into the Christmas Party - don't just do the normal "drinks in town this Friday yeah" - how about an internal awards evening or treat them to the Theatre - or even a game of crazy golf or trampolining...something out of the ordinary.
Yes, Employee Engagement is a buzz word at the moment - but don't for one second think it's akin to "blue sky thinking" or "thinking outside the box"...it's a very real concept and one that can provide you and your business with untold rewards!