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* Recognize employees for their contributions. More and
more research is showing the link between recognition
and employee engagement. According to Engage2Excel's
2016 Trendicators report, organizations with formal
length of service recognition programs see engagement
scores that are 25 points higher than those that do not.
Jeff Gelinas, vice president of product and people
for Engage2Excel, recommends recognizing employees
as early as possible-even during pre-boarding and
onboarding-to encourage engagement from the onset.
Be sure to consider the entire workforce and their needs
and preferences, says Theresa Harkins, vice president
of client success and engagement solutions at Inspirus.
" Embrace the diversity of your employees by offering
solutions as diverse as they are. A multigenerational
workforce is attracted to employers that offer an array of
rewards and benefits that aren't one-size-fits-all, " she says.
* Invest in the workforce. Research shows that today's
employees are looking for professional growth. In fact,
57 percent of workers ranked opportunities to learn
as one of the most important aspects of workplace
culture, according to Udemy. Plus, skills development
can encourage both engagement and retention. Gelinas
recommends that organizations cross-train employees in
order to build their skills and their ability to work across
departments.
* Enlist an engagement champion. Besner recommends
that organizations appoint a leader that is ultimately
responsible for company culture and engagement.
" While all leaders should champion your culture,
having a designated leader in this position will increase
accountability, " he explains.
Survey Says
Perhaps as important as an organization's approach to
employee engagement is how it measures its impact-
for HR knows, the devil is in the data. The traditional
approach is to distribute an annual anonymous online
survey that offers workers the platform to provide
feedback about the organization on several levels. These
can be very effective: Engage2Excel's 2018 Trendicators
report finds that employers that conduct engagement
surveys experience engagement scores that are 38
percent higher than those that do not. More frequent,
shorter pulse surveys are also becoming common,
especially when delivered in conjunction with an annual
survey.
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HRO TODAY MAGAZINE
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MARCH 2018
Meeting
Employees'
Needs
What are the keys to engagement? To answer
this question, Mercer|Sirota surveyed more than
one million employees from global organizations
and found that employees have three critical
needs at work:
1. The need for achievement. The vast majority of
employees want to achieve something important
and meaningful at work. Workers are looking
to grow and develop their skills and capabilities,
and they want to be rewarded and recognized
for their efforts.
2. The need for camaraderie. Humans are
social beings and employees enjoy working
productively with others while developing
healthy interpersonal relationships. How
managers interact with their teams is especially
important in motivating employees to go above
and beyond.
3. The need for equity. Workers want to be
treated fairly when it comes to pay and benefits,
day-to-day treatment, and psychological and
physical safety.
" Annual surveys provide extensive data that can
be analyzed statistically, and the findings can help
understand the drivers of engagement within a particular
organization, function, department, or team, " says Dr.
Tracy Maylett, CEO of DecisionWise. " When these annual
surveys are followed up by pulse surveys that get at some
of the hotspots found in the annual survey, a complete
engagement picture begins to emerge. "

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