Engaged employees are the backbone of any company, and engaged employees make all the difference between failing and thriving. They’re the people who support your customers when you’re not around, and they’re the ones who will go above and beyond to help your business succeed in the long run. But how do you keep them around? How do you know if they’re about to walk out the door? And what can you do about it? Every organization should be concerned with losing engaged employees.
Just because someone is still employed with your company doesn’t mean they are engaged. In fact, according to a study by Forbes, 15% of people that are happy at work leave each year. That’s a huge number! And it’s only going to get worse as the war for talent intensifies. Organizations need to be very vigilant when keeping their team engaged and happy. Otherwise we are doomed.
A recent study conducted by Gallup revealed that only 50% of workers in North America are emotionally connected to their jobs. This means that they don’t feel invested in their work and are more likely to leave when something better comes along. The study also found that the most engaged employees are those who feel like their work is meaningful and that they have the opportunity to make a difference. This is a huge problem for organizations because it’s hard to keep good talent when they don’t feel engaged. To retain your team, you need to be very vigilant about keeping them happy. One way you can do this is through making sure everyone has a voice and feels included at your company. Another way would be to take care of your people with things like leadership development, team building, coaching, and mentoring opportunities. You should also encourage feedback from each individual so that you know what’s going on with them personally or professionally.
1. Talk to your employees regularly. Get feedback on what’s working and what isn’t.
2. Make sure your employees feel like they’re part of the team and their work is valuable.
3. Offer competitive salaries and benefits.
4. Encourage a healthy work-life fluidity (not balance).