Did you know that a mere 16% of employees in Ireland are actively engaged in their work?
Gallup, a performance management company who published the report on the State of the Global Workplace found that 64% of employees in Ireland are not engaged in their work and the remaining 20% are actively disengaged. In other words, 64% of employees lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in the company’s objectives and 20% are unhappy and unproductive at work which means they are liable to spread a negative attitude to their colleagues.
Before you can solve the problem of disengagement, it’s important to understand it and learn how to recognise it.
These are the 10 most important metrics that companies need to keep in mind in order to improve employee engagement.
- Recognition When an employee does not receive recognition for a job well done, their desire to continue doing great work will diminish. Be sure to give constant praise, even for the little things.
- Feedback: Touch base with your employees frequently to let them know how they’re doing, and give them meaningful feedback on how they can do even better.
- Happiness: When your employees are happy at work, they will perform better. This means creating a positive work environment and making sure they feel valued.
- Personal Growth : Oﬀer professional development programs to your employees to keep them motivated to grow within the company.
- Satisfaction: This accounts for things like workload, oﬀice environment, clarity of expectations, salary, benefits, etc. Making sure that your employees are satisfied with their experience at the company will help keep them engaged.
- Wellness: Oﬀering a healthy workplace, perks such as gym access, and mental health initiatives like mindfulness programs will help keep stress at bay.
- Ambassadorship: Employees who would recommend their company as a place to work are much more likely to do a great job and be actively engaged. Create a positive company culture and a work space that caters to employees needs.
- Relationship With Managers: Relationships between employees and managers need to be based on constant communication, mutual trust and respect.
- Relationship with colleagues: 70% of employees say friends at work is the most crucial element to a happy working life. When colleagues get along well, communication and workflow improve.
- Company Alignment: Do your employees’ values align with the mission of the company? It is very important to make sure that your team understands and respects the organisation’s values.