Maintaining Rock Stars – Employee Engagement

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It’s all too easy to keep loading work upon the seemingly endlessly broad shoulders of your top performers. This article covers off some great ideas on balancing the act of providing them with challenge and purpose, without grinding them down or leaving them feeling taken advantage of. Much of it is Employee Engagement 101:

Employees who feel a sense of purpose are:

  • 3 times more likely to stay in their jobs
  • 1.7 times higher to feel job satisfaction
  • 1.4 times more engaged at work

Some simple and practical tips are provided:

  • Empower employees to clearly communicate challenges they are facing through regularly scheduled meetings with managers.
  • Create a formal mentoring program.
  • Train managers to be aware of stress clues.
  • Offer programs that specifically address tips to reduce or manage stress, from wellness coaching to onsite classes.
  • Include questions about stress and the interconnected issues of sleep, resilience, health, and job satisfaction in employee surveys. Track results over time, by department, location, etc.
  • Find small ways to change your environment, such as onsite fitness programs, which can be as simple as offering pedometers and a little friendly competition.

If at any stage any of your rock stars throw a TV into a hotel swimming pool, you’ve waited too long.

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on September 10, 2014, in Employee Engagement, Health And Wellness, Team Leadership, The Brain-Based Boss and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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