Did you know that the more engaged an employee is in the workplace, the better they are likely to perform their job – and the less likely they are to leave?
According to a report from the Corporate Leadership Council, the employees that displayed the highest level of commitment to their jobs performed 20 per cent more effectively.
In addition, the research showed a strong correlation between high employee engagement and low rates of turnover. In situations where employees demonstrated high levels of commitment, they were 87 per cent less likely to seek out employment opportunities outside their current place of work.
According to the report, strong retention strategies need to focus on different types of employee engagement: rational and emotional. Emotional commitment is likely to drive how hard an individual tries to perform his or her job, while rational engagement – such as compensation – can also improve an employee's intent to stay with their current employer.
While a combination of both forms of engagement are necessary, the research shows that emotional commitment can have the biggest impact on how engaged an individual is in the workplace.
Managers can have a major influence on employees' emotional engagement. By fostering strong relationships with employees, managers can create strong levels of commitment and teamwork.
If you are planning to make changes to your employee engagement strategy, it may be wise to begin by using survey software to gauge the lay of the land.
Employee engagement surveys can be a quick and efficient way to help you pinpoint where there are possible areas for improvement.
This type of survey can also be a good check-in tool for you to assess the progress of your work and identify additional measures that need to be taken.
When was the last time you followed up on engagement with your employees? Contact PeoplePulse today to request a free demonstration of our survey software.