Employee Engagement Strategies for Increased Morale
Employees are the backbone of your business, and because of this, it’s important that they’re fully engaged and excited to come to work. While many businesses preach that their culture is a vital component of their business, many fall flat in execution. Follow a few of these employee engagement strategies to help increase productivity and enhance your company culture.
1. Develop clear career paths and outline growth opportunities.
According to a study done by LinkedIn, 94% of employees say they’d stay at their job if they felt that their career was being invested in. Creating a clear growth path for your employees not only helps them have an idea as to how they can excel within a company, but helps you, as an employer, maintain top talent and increase retention rates.
At Snellings Walters, we ensure that each of our employees has clear objectives for professional and personal growth.
2. Recognize your top performers!
Recognition goes a long way in stimulating employee engagement. Reward your top performers (whether it’s based on sales goals, productivity, etc.) with something that shows how much you appreciate their hard work. These rewards don’t always have to be monetary – they can be a day off, recognition through social posts, or simply a handwritten note to say they’re appreciated.
3. Hold frequent learning opportunities.
Each and every one of your employees has a specific set of skills and capabilities. Because each team member is different, it’s always a great idea to give them the opportunity to share their skillset with fellow employees via Lunch and Learns or team building events. Not only does this show that you value their unique attributes, but it helps foster a culture of continuous education within your business.
Our team at Snellings Walters values continuous education, and frequently holds Lunch and Learns with internal team members and external partners to ensure each of our employees receives a well-rounded professional and personal education.
4. Live out your values every day.
This should go without saying, but the values that live on your walls or in your handbooks are more than just that – they’re attributes you should carry out every day. Your values should explain what truly matters to your team and the ideals you strive to uphold. In order for employees to reach their full potential, they need to establish a sense of belonging, and these core values are where it starts.
5. Make sure your benefits packages meet their needs.
The most effective way to uphold high morale and keep employees engaged is by providing them with adequate benefits packages. However, benefits packages aren’t always one-size-fits all, especially if you have a multi-generational workforce.
If you aren’t sure where your current benefits plans stand, check out our Milliman Benefits Benchmarking Survey to see how they compare here.