Improving Employee Engagement at Work

Your employees are the most important asset of your business. When employees are engaged, they work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They work harder and are more productive. An engaged team is a successful team.

Yet, a recent survey found only 16 percent of Canadian workers are engaged at work.

There are a number of different engagement strategies companies can use to boost this number within their own workforce. One way to promote employee engagement and collaboration is to hold a staff appreciation event.

The Importance of Team Building Events

The arrival of summer presents an excellent opportunity to help employees get to know one another beyond the confines of the office. Try planning an outdoor barbecue or staff picnic to give employees something to look forward to.

Employee Engagement Tips

 These types of events offer an excellent opportunity to improve communication amongst employees, re-establish culture and recognize workers for their efforts.

Here are 25 additional ways to demonstrate employee appreciation without breaking the bank.

Recognizing Employees in 2013

Giving recognition to employees is necessary for employee retention and work satisfaction. People who work hard and show results should be acknowledged for their efforts in some way, shape or form. Here are some highlights (for a full list of essentials, read ADMIRE’s post here) for the year 2013 as outlined by ADMIRE in their 2013 Employee Recognition Essentials post:

  • offer social recognition through easy interaction on an all encompassing platform
  • let the employees choose their own reward
  • no budget is too small
  • offer mobile efficiency – offer recognition and rewards to those on the go
  • offer employee training on the recognition platform