Employee Engagement - Benefits


High levels of employee engagement can benefit an organization to a great extent. In this chapter, let us discuss the major benefits that employee engagement offers.

Employee Satisfaction

Research indicates that if employees are engaged with the company, their job satisfaction levels increase. Employees that are engaged and satisfied are very invested in the success of the business and have a high level of commitment and loyalty.

Satisfied employees play a key role in your organization, as the ambassadors of the company. They promote and support the company’s mission, strategy and brand.

Productivity

Engaged employees are often top performers, those committed to ‘Going the Extra Mile’ to achieve business success.

As an employee becomes more engaged their absenteeism lowers and their motivation increases leading to increased productivity. What this means is that the more engaged the employee is the more efficient and driven to succeed they become. As per a research done by the Hay Group ‘The offices with engaged employees were as much as 43% more productive’.

Retention & Recruitment

Retaining good employees is a key to the success of every business. Employees who are engaged significantly lower the risk of turnover for the company.

As engaged employees are more invested in the success of the company, they also become more loyal. Simply put, when employees are satisfied and engaged they are far more likely to stay with the organization. Coupled with retention, businesses that have a highly engaged workforce have an increased ability to attract new, qualified employees.

Innovation

There is a close relationship between innovation and employee engagement. Engaged employees perform at a higher level and bring passion and interest to their job, which often leads to innovation in the workplace.

As highly engaged employees feel they have a real stake in the organization, they strive to efficiently create new products, services and processes. Collaboration in the workplace amongst engaged employees and top management also leads to overall organizational growth.

Profitability

Companies with more engaged employees tend to have higher profitability rates. When the employees are engaged, they become more productive and efficient, positively affecting the company’s bottom line.

Increased performance and innovation can also be a factor in improving the work and organizing it in a way that everything gets done.

There are some clear business benefits from employee engagement, but it is vital to remember that in building an engaged and happier environment, you don’t put extra pressure on your employees to increase the benefits. By successfully implementing an employee engagement strategy, the benefits should come as a part of the outcomes of the strategy.

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