According to a survey carried out by XpertHR in 2011, the top ten issues that affect employee engagement are:
- Quality of line management
- Job security
- Leadership visibility and confidence
- Relationship with manager
- Working culture
- Internal communications
- Organisational change
- Job satisfaction
I’m not sure if these are ranked in any particular order, or the size of the companies that took part in the survey, but the list makes interesting reading.
If you ask your staff how happy they are at work and what is stopping them from being fully engaged, would they list any of these issues? How many of them?
The good news is that you can do something about all these issues – whether you think they’re a problem or not. Work through the list and make sure you’re doing all you can for your employees – giving them top quality line management, strong leadership and effective internal communication. Employee engagement, or keeping your staff happy and motivated, is not just about giving them a pay rise!
You can find out even more about the best way to keep your employees engaged – and thus how to grow your business and your profitability – at my next workshop on 17 April 2013 in Reading. It costs just £20 +VAT and places are limited, so click here to book your place.