Increasing employee engagement can enhance your company’s bottom line.
● the employee’s relationship with his or her immediate supervisor
● belief in senior leadership
● pride in working for the company
With this in mind,Employee Benefit News offers a simple employer self-survey that can increase employee engagement. By answering these 12 true-false statement questions, employers can step into their employees’ shoes to help increase their engagement at work and pinpoint areas for growth within their organization. Included with each statement is advice and information for the employer.
1. I know what is expected of me at work. Regular conversations between employees and managers ensure everyone is on the same page.
2. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work properly. If employees don’t have what they need, do they know where to look? Are your managers approachable?
3. At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day. Employees and managers who have discussions that allow for mutual solutions produce the best work possible.
4. In the past seven days, I have received recognition or praise for good work. Engagement is a two-way street. Are employees being recognized? If not, are there ways for them to self-promote their accomplishments?
5. My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person. Having an open atmosphere at work allows information to be easily shared.
6. There is someone at work who encourages my development. Ensure managers are fostering development of talent. Are employees aware of provided development programs?
7. At work, my opinions seem to count. Limit the amount of blame, fault-finding and negative emotions, and focus on the facts and logic when communicating opinions.
8.The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important. Is the mission message clearly stated and supported by employers? Employee engagement can only grow if a company’s vision is supported by all.
9. My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work. Consider opening the interview process to current employees. This provides added evaluation from people on the ground and also allows employees to assess incoming talent.
10. I have a best friend at work. Creating a friendly atmosphere that takes common interests, mutual respect and trust in account enhances engagement. Investing time in outside activities that are mutually enjoyed can build lasting friendships.
11. In the past six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress. Along with recognizing development, make sure the conversation is open on current progress.
12. In the past year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow. Managers can help make this a reality by identifying specific professional development opportunities – both formal training and self-learning. When employees own professional development, more opportunities will open to help them reach set goals.
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