Employee Engagement Is Changing the Name of the Game
Understanding Employee Engagement
Gone are the days of employees accepting a place as a simple cog in a machine. They expect value in their work beyond the monetary. That’s where employee engagement comes in. We understand the “something more” that so many in the workforce are searching for today, and we focus on working with you to nurture the right people to their highest possible level of work fulfillment.
There are many pieces to the employee engagement puzzle, and it’s no stretch to say that everything we do touches employee engagement on some level. After all, employees aren’t going to be thrilled to come into work every day if you’re serving them up a lackluster benefits program. But the part of employee engagement that brings the most impact is the intangible – the hidden “it” factor that can only be picked out with expertise and a comprehensive understanding of your organization’s needs as well as each individual employee’s needs, and where those two things intersect in the coolest ways.
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Where Premier Fits In
We understand that “it” factor and are dedicated to helping you implement an employee engagement plan that focuses on:
- Understanding your specific challenges, workforce dynamic, and the intricacies of your needs.
- Never losing sight of the fact that your employees are valuable, but more importantly, human.
- Being there for you and your employees every step of the way
- Focusing on cultural fit and clarifying what “culture” truly means for you and your business
The idea of employee engagement is uncharted territory for a lot of employers, and we get that. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got a couple of options to consider, and we can build on these together.
Partnership Recruiting Service
Without proper recruiting, there’s no way to reap the rewards of employee engagement you deserve. You need the right people in the right spots on the team to make it all flow. Our Partner Recruiting Service helps clear the clutter of the nightmare-inducing stack of incoming applications and zone in quickly on the right candidates for you.
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Employee Engagement Considerations for a Remote Working Environment
The shift to a remote work environment has been positive in many ways, but it’s crucial that you make a concerted effort to keep your employees engaged and establish clear policies for your team to follow.
Premier Employer Services will work closely with you to identify the nuances of your workforce dynamic in order to recommend the right tactics to maintain high levels of employee engagement when your team is working remotely. This may include:
- Prioritizing activities and behaviors which promote employee health and wellness
- Planning virtual get-togethers for non-work-related activities, such as weekly or monthly happy hours
- Scheduling 1:1 check-in meetings with employees to make them feel valued, connected and heard
- Sending fun and thoughtful care packages prior to team-building events
- Hosting fun virtual events and activities that keep employees excited and maintain a strong culture
- Encouraging employees to work on personal side projects that align with company goals
- Publicly recognizing employees for their contributions to the company
It’s also important to establish effective remote working policies that will clearly convey expectations to employees and establish proper protocols. You’ll need to create policies governing:
- Internal and external communications – What is an expected response time for internal emails and chats? Is there an expected dress code for video meetings with clients?
- How you spend your time – Are there set hours that your employees are expected to work or is there flexibility to create your own hours?
- Respecting employee boundaries – Work/life balance can become blurry in a remote work environment. It’s crucial that your employees feel empowered to keep their personal and professional lives separate.
This last item is particularly important in a remote working environment. When boundaries aren’t clearly set, employees may feel obligated to start working at times that aren’t typically considered part of the work day. When some employees regularly respond to emails late at night or on weekends, others may feel pressured to do the same. It’s crucial that you guard against employees working too many hours since this creates the potential for burnout.
Premier Employer Services can help you navigate these employee engagement challenges in order to maintain a strong culture and happy, productive employees.