Employee engagement is crucial for business success.
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to establish and sustain high levels of employee engagement, so it’s important to tailor your approach based on your culture, company size and goals.
Try these five engagement strategies for 2020:
1. Give your employees a roadmap for success.
Most people want to know where their lives and their careers are headed. Younger employees are especially eager to know whether they have a future within your organization or ought to plan a career trajectory that involves a few employer changes.
To facilitate engagement, affirm that employees have a future with your business, as well as chances to develop skills and gain responsibility. Try holding regular career discussions with your employees, asking them where they see themselves in the years to come, and suggesting ways they can position themselves for advancement.
2. Always acknowledge and praise good work.
People like to have their efforts and accomplishments recognized—especially by higher-ups.
Statistics consistently show that most employees worry that their efforts go unnoticed. In such cases, they quickly lose motivation to do anything but the bare minimum. Some end up merely biding their time until a new opportunity arises.