Businesses today know that attracting and retaining top talent are essential to a business’s livelihood — which is why employee engagement has become increasingly important.
How do you know employees are engaged in their work? You should feel a buzz in the workplace, as employees bring energy to their jobs and feel personally involved in the company’s wins and setbacks. Not only are engaged employees motivated, but they’re also focused and engrossed in their work tasks, which leads them to take ownership of their jobs. In doing so, they become dedicated to their roles and your company.
Building employee engagement (and retention) starts from their first day at the office, when you introduce them to your company’s culture through sharing the company’s policies and procedures. A company’s policies give employees an immediate sense of what the company stands for — its values, business ethics and personality. In turn, sound policies reassure employees, giving them the confidence and security to work to their full potential.