What is employee engagement?
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
- Effective communication
- Career development
- Reward and recognition
- Respect, trust and confidence