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As a Partnerships Manager at Glassdoor, Sydney works with hundreds of accounts across universities, libraries, and blogs, helping to provide them with content and tools to aid job seekers. Outside of work, Sydney enjoys running, hiking, and searching for the perfect burrito.
6 Tips to Get Your Employees Engaged
By Sydney Frazer, Partnerships Manager, Glassdoor
Employee engagement is often the buzz among HR circles. You hear about it and you know you should take steps to engage with your employees. You probably even know only a minority of the American workforce is engaged (in fact, only 32 percent is considered engaged). But why should you care about this? And how can you become a part of the solution? Once you develop an understanding of the importance of employee engagement, you can take steps to develop and harness the power of an engaged workforce.
But first let’s take a step back and look at the why. The data is compelling and makes it pretty clear. Research from Gallup indicates that companies with engaged workforces outperform others in multiple business aspects, all the way from productivity, to customer ratings, to profitability. Furthermore, companies with engaged employees see a significantly lower turnover rate, helping decrease the incredible costs associated with turnover. Employee engagement is crucial to the success of your company.
The good news is that 90 percent of executives understand this. However, less than 50 percent of execs actually understand how to address engagement issues. This makes addressing an apathetic staff seem overwhelming at best and impossible at worst. But the best time to start trying is now. Consider these six tips in order to start engaging with your workforce.