Why is it important to focus on employee engagement in this competitive business age? We often come across interesting articles which convey that engaged employees can help you increase your organizational productivity.
But larger organizations more often focus on their deadlines and on getting the work done. They tend to forget that it is also important for employees to be enthusiastic about what they are doing. One engaged employee can contribute a lot more to organizational productivity than ten disengaged employees.
There are many articles on the Engagedly blog about fun and interesting activities to promote employee engagement at workplace.
Engagement at the workplace is not a change that you can bring about overnight. It is a culture that should be fostered gradually by encouraging employees to participate and communicate more.
What if an application is exclusively dedicated to promoting engagement culture in the workplace? Engagedly is a performance management software that drives a culture of engagement in the workplace.
Here are 5 ways Engagedly can help you drive employee engagement at your workplace.
Continuous Employee Feedback
Engagedly’s feedback feature normalizes the idea of giving and receiving feedback anytime throughout the year. Employees can request feedback whenever they want to. Engagedly also gives you an option to select the areas on which the feedback should be given.
This allows all the employees in an organization to improve themselves constantly. This process of continuous feedback keeps employees driven throughout the year and not just before performance reviews; hence, promoting employee engagement.
Every employee is smart and exceptional in their own way. Having a platform to express their thoughts and opinions is a great motivator.
Engagedly’s social feature allows employees to share posts, share ideas, request for help and share knowledge. Engagedly allows you to create interest groups and share documents and other material with colleagues. Encouraging employees to express themselves and interact socially makes your workplace a communication-friendly space and helps employees remain engaged.
Setting clear and distinct goals is very important to complete any task. Employees can create goals for themselves and their direct reports using the Engagedly’s goals module.
As a manager/ HR, it is important to set clear goals for your employees so that everyone works towards a collective goal.
Engagedly also has an option to align the individual goals with the organizational goals so that employees know how their individual goal success is contributing to the accomplishment of organizational goals. In Engagedly, goals can also be reviewed by managers from time to time to check if their employees are on the right track.
Learning is a continuous process. No matter how old you are, what you do, keeping yourself up to date with the current industry trends is very important.
Engagedly’s Learning feature helps you create new courses, and for each course an employee completes, they are awarded points by the course creator. When you assign courses to employees for their development, it motivates them because they know you are genuinely interested in developing them and improving their skills.
When employees develop their professional skills, it boosts their self-confidence, which in turn promotes engagement culture in the workplace.
Public Praise And Recognition
This could be considered another type of feedback. Receiving praise and recognition for their work is every employee’s dream. Engagedly’s public praise feature allows you to praise any employee publicly for the extra effort that they put in towards achieving a goal.
Jacqueline Martinez is the Director of Marketing at Engagedly, where she leads initiatives to fuel the marketing-to-sales pipeline through strategic content management, revenue operations, and thoughtful mentoring. She is a growth-focused marketing executive with extensive experience driving multi-million-dollar revenues across SaaS, technology, real estate, oil & gas, and financial services industries.