Top tips for managers seeking employee engagement

Thursday, 02 February 2012 04:09

How can employee engagement be boosted?

How can employee engagement be boosted?

Employee engagement is among the key points to address in boosting the performance and productivity of your staff. If you're searching for ways to further engage your workforce, read our guide to discover top tips on achieving your aims.

Practical engagement schemes, such as providing rewards for meeting targets, are an effective and easy-to-implement way to ensure your employees perform to their full potential.

Indeed, a team that feels its work is valued is likely to be more productive, which can in turn boost the performance of your company as a whole.

Staff incentives can take many forms and suit a range of budgets; so, no matter what the size or style of your company, you should be able to find an effective solution.

For example, you could offer rewards for achieving specified goals, such as sales targets, or on an ad hoc basis for good work. Whichever you choose, consider whether you will reward whole teams or focus on individual performance.

Of course, the reward itself is important; to be effective, these must be viewed by your staff as valuable. Appealing to a broad range of people, multi-option gift vouchers are perfect for the purpose and will allow your employees to treat themselves to something they really desire.

Alternatively, you could opt to implement an online points system. Using this, staff can build up a store of points over time, which can then be redeemed for rewards such as vouchers.

An added bonus of this kind of initiative is that it will help you monitor the performance of both teams and individuals.

However, incentive schemes are not the only way of increasing the engagement of your staff. Employee benefits packages are another effective way to do this – and can also make you more attractive as an employer, potentially allowing you to draw from a wider talent pool.

Such long-term benefits can help employees to feel valued and more loyal to your firm, thereby further encouraging their best work.

Among your options is a salary exchange scheme to help workers secure valuable high-street discounts.

Alternatively, a voluntary everyday benefits initiative will allow them to choose the rewards that interest them most, such as receiving gift vouchers, or discounts on anything from food and entertainment to leisure and holidays.

Whichever route you decide to go down, you should find that by reaching out to your staff via incentives and schemes that offer real value, you can draw out their best performance.



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