Business owners that regard employee engagement as an unimportant aspect of managing a business are sorely mistaken. There are few things more crucial to the success of a business than keeping employees happy and fulfilled. Yet, even if businesses have only the best intentions and want to improve employee engagement, few actually manage to do so.
Gallup has found that employee engagement in the workplace has remained stagnant for quite some time. In the United States, only 32 percent of employees can be considered “engaged” in their work. What’s identified as engaged does not include those who are content with their jobs – rather, it focuses on those who are “involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” They are the employees that all employers want, but the kind that they rarely get. The problem isn’t just United States employees, either; only 13 percent of the world’s workforce can be considered “engaged’ in their work. Clearly, this is a problem for the majority of the globe, and it’s holding back the potential of all kinds of businesses.
One key reason why employees remain disengaged and dissatisfied in the workplace is that companies often focus primarily on measuring engagement rather than doing something to improve it. Thanks to surveying tools becoming readily available, it’s simple for a company to implement an employee satisfaction survey. Yet, all this does is collect data, and it doesn’t do anything to actually improve the situation. This is like holding meetings to discuss a problem, without actually doing anything to resolve it.
Below are four ways that your business can improve employee engagement and increase satisfaction:
If your business has a problem keeping employees engaged, one great way to show them that you care is by ensuring that they have the proper technology solutions to perform their daily duties. This is easier said than done for most small businesses, but outsourced IT solutions from Tektonic can help to keep your technology functioning and up-to-date. To learn more, give us a call at (416) 256-9928.