Improving Engagement An Important Issue For Employers

Improving Engagement An Important Issue For Employers

We read a recent report which read that 28% of employers in the UK market have difficulties in engaging their employees, a very high number which should raise concern among many businesses.

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On the Online Recruitment Resource website an article commented on research by Total Jobs. The research found that employers believed that lower productivity (59%) was being caused by employees not being engaged enough when they are at work. They said that warning signs of this lack of engagement came from constant internet browsing, being regularly late and chatting with other members of staff. Taking breaks from work on an excessive basis was also an issue for many employers.

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But there are many businesses who are doing their utmost to improve engagement among their employees, and this included improving the lines of communication and setting out clear objectives for employees and groups so they know exactly where they stand and what is expected of them.

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Other supportive strategies that were mentioned included:

  • Creating a stimulating work environment (39%)
  • Fostering a strong team dynamic (28%)
  • Building a strong and visible management team (25%)
  • Rewarding the most proactive or engaged employees (24%)

Matthew Harradine, director of totaljobs, is quoted in the article as saying:

“Our research suggests a real problem for employers. With the employment rate at record highs, it’s never been more important to keep staff engaged, which more often than not results in keeping them happy and retained.

“There are a number of simple solutions to achieve this, like clear communication, and building a strong and visible management team, but it also may come down to subtle changes which can foster all-important work friendships.”

This is food for thought for all employers who want to ensure they get the very best out of their employees, for both the sake of the business and the sake of the employees themselves.

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