What is employee engagement?
Discover what employee engagement is and how you can improve and encourage it within your organisation. Check out the article on our Leadership blog today.

What is employee engagement?

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Having happy staff doesn’t necessarily mean you have engaged staff

You can have happy employees that are just coasting along, riding the clock. Just because they are happy doesn’t mean they are productive or committed.

Staff engagement job satisfaction are not the same thing

Often, organisations do ‘employee satisfaction surveys’. However, knowing that staff are satisfied is a step in the right direction, it is not enough.

Over time, managers can motivate their employees to care for their work and performance, not just their wage, by building their level of emotional commitment.

The four pillars of employee engagement

The top four ways leaders and managers can build employee engagement are:

  • Effective communication
  • Career development
  • Reward and recognition
  • Respect, trust and confidence

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