Maintaining Rock Stars – Employee Engagement
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.
Posted on September 10, 2014, in Employee Engagement, Health And Wellness, Team Leadership, The Brain-Based Boss and tagged burnout, rock stars, top performers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.