282 – Solo Episode: Drivers of Employee Engagement

employee-engagementEmployee engagement should be top business priority for senior executives; after all 70% of our key stakeholders are disengaged.

This is a travesty costing businesses billions in lost profits and productivity.

Having a high-performing workforce is essential for growth and survival. A highly engaged workforce can increase innovation, productivity, safety, and bottom-line performance while reducing costs related to hiring and retention in highly competitive talent markets.

But while most executives see a clear need to improve employee engagement, many don’t know how to move the engagement needle to the right.

In this episode I tackle this topic and show that the three key drivers to engagement are:

  1. Consistent authentic & transparent communication from senior leadership.  If the CEO can communicate where the organization is going, and why it’s going that way, the organization becomes engaged.
  2. Key stakeholders know their role and how it contributes: If the organization’s employees know how their role feeds into the overall mission they will become engaged.
  3. Consistent recognition of the high performers: Celebrating those individuals and teams that are emulating and living out the culture and brand will increase employee engagement.

Here is a great article from my friends at Advance Systems where they have an excellent article on How to Engage your Staff at Each Stage of the Employee Lifecycle.  I hope you check them out too!


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