24 Actionable Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities

Achievers - Recruiting

Two-thirds of employees in North America are considering leaving their jobs in 2020. For employees under 30, that number is even higher. One of the fastest routes to a better retention rate is by improving employee engagement. Highly engaged employees are not only more likely to remain with an organization – they also perform better, help companies achieve greater profitability, and have more positive interactions with customers.

3 Ways to Use Data for Better Employee Engagement

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If you’re looking to improve employee engagement and encourage a culture of happy workers, then try tracking and analyzing your employeesdata. When executed properly, data analysis can be helpful and responsible, not risky. Corporations that measure markers of employee satisfaction aim for long-term business success. If measured, employee behaviors, attitudes, and decisions can help employers enhance working experiences.

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8 Influential Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

Bonusly

Employee engagement will be one of the most important differentiators for organizations in 2019, and it’s an issue that nearly every organizational leader has thought about recently. It’s the emotional commitment an employee has to their role, their organization, and stakeholders. Engaged employees feel like part of a larger mission, are aware of how their work helps them grow, and understand the impact they make on others. Employee Wellness.

Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends Post COVID-19

Possible Works

Employee engagement can be defined as employee’s willingness to contribute to organization’s growth. Employee engagement has been a long-standing critical concern for most organizations. The difference between retaining top talent and having higher attrition depends on how engaged the employees are with the organization. The past few years have been tough on the global economy and a lot has changed in terms of how employee and employers engage.

Employee Rewards and Recognition: 10 Examples of Incentives That Don’t Work

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Employee Rewards and Recognition: 10 Incentives that Don't Work. Incentive Rewards. Our Incentive rewards inspire motivation in your participants and produce the most ROI for your brand. Incentive Programs. Our incentive programs are strategically designed to help produce measurable growth for your business. They help you target specific business objectives and capture key customer data, all while increasing mindshare and loyalty.

Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends Post COVID-19

Possible Works

Employee engagement can be defined as employee’s willingness to contribute to organization’s growth. Employee engagement has been a long-standing critical concern for most organizations. The difference between retaining top talent and having higher attrition depends on how engaged the employees are with the organization. The past few years have been tough on the global economy and a lot has changed in terms of how employee and employers engage.

7 Ways to Keep Call Center Employees Engaged

Achievers

Your call center employees are very often the first employees your customers interact with. Call center employees also spend a lot of time talking to customers who are less than happy. The rigors of this work can lead to increased employee frustration and disengagement.

Cafe Classic: Unions, Recognition and Employee Engagement

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Today's Classic features Derek Irvine with some data and insights about the importance of employee engagement - even (and some might argue especially) in a union environment. The reality of unions is they came into existence to protect employees where company leadership refused to. Regardless of industry or job role, unions rose up to defend employee interests, even the most basic such as the right to survive a day’s work.

3 Important Trends from the Latest Global Employee Engagement Report

Kazoo

The Aon 2018 Global Employee Engagement Trends report was just published, and if you are an HR professional or company executive looking for fresh, fascinating insights on employee engagement, look no further. From its impressive data set — over eight million employee responses were considered — many high-level trends in employee engagement were found. Employee engagement has increased worldwide.

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7 Ways to Keep Call Center Employees Engaged

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Your call center employees are very often the first employees your customers interact with. Call center employees also spend a lot of time talking to customers who are less than happy. The rigors of this work can lead to increased employee frustration and disengagement. According to Gallup, only 30% of the current American workforce say they’re engaged and inspired at work. Rates can reach as high as 70% at contact centers who outsource call center employees.

Delving Into Data

HRO Today

Three organizations share how they use people data and analytics to amplify business strategy. People analytics” has been a hot catchphrase in the business world for years, with data promising to revolutionize recruiting, talent management, and myriad other HR processes. But while organizations have embraced data collection and reporting, data analysis remains in its infancy for all but the most sophisticated companies.

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How to approach employee engagement surveys

Workable

Surveys can reveal employee engagement issues. For example, a Gallup survey revealed that only about 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. Could their own employee engagement surveys deliver? Tracking employee engagement can be tough. Employers could lookout for red flags to help them spot disengaged employees. Employee engagement surveys are a popular method and can yield good results, if used correctly.

Want More Employee Referrals? Larger Referral Bonuses Might Not Be the Answer

Avature

The benefits of employee referrals are universally lauded and are considered the number one source of high-quality candidates. Faster time to hire, reduced cost per hire of up to $3,000 , candidates that come from within a trusted network and, most importantly, the validation that you have engaged employees that are willing to act as an advocate for your organization. On top of this, employee retention is typically greater for referrals compared to non-referrals.

Want More Employee Referrals? Larger Referral Bonuses Might Not Be the Answer

Avature

The benefits of employee referrals are universally lauded and are considered the number one source of high-quality candidates. Faster time to hire, reduced cost per hire of up to $3000 , candidates that come from within a trusted network and, most importantly, the validation that you have engaged employees that are willing to act as an advocate for your organization. On top of this, employee retention is typically greater for referrals compared to non-referrals.

Is Your Safety Incentive Program Illegal Under OSHA?

Workstride

According to the CDC, workplace injuries (and the affected employees’ subsequent absences) amount to well over $200 billion per year. What went wrong with the traditional safety incentive program? Many non-compliant safety incentive programs are based on lagging indicators; that is, success is built upon past activities and events that dictate that a company is headed in the right direction where safety is concerned. All of this is valuable data to have, of course.

Three Tips to Make Employee Engagement Programs More Effective

Bonfyre

This article was originally published on HR Tech Outlook under the title “ 3 Tips to Make Micro-Recognition More Effective In Employee Engagement Programs ”. Employee performance is, and always has been, rooted in social interaction and the primal human desire for belonging. These “micro-recognition” moments occur as informal, real-time exchanges of social praise and feedback, performed by employees and leaders alike. Blog Engagement Recognition

New Oracle HCM Research Reveals the 7 Themes That Drive Employee Engagement

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

The traditional model of employee engagement worked in the past. But as the workforce becomes more empowered and technologically savvy, organizations need to change the way they measure and analyze employee sentiment, productivity, and loyalty. Using feedback from nearly 5,000 employees in countries around the globe, we’ve identified seven core themes that drive engagement. These are compelling rewards that will drive employees to perform their very best.

Will “Surge” Pay at Zappos Decrease Employee Engagement and Kill Their Culture?

Symbolist

If you are in HR you probably heard that zappos is experimenting with “surge” pay for employees in their call centers. With preference for choice spots given to those with seniority, zappos was also looking for a better way to incent employees to work when call needs were highest, aligning with its commitment to customer service. zappos, owned by Amazon, began testing an “Open Market” concept during the holidays with full-time call center employees.

It's What You Say AND How You Say It

Compensation Cafe

Specifically, they suggest that "motivational efforts by a leader telling her employees how diligent they are and how important their work is. The data collected during the experiment was then used to examine the interaction between performance pay and motivational language. In practical terms, our employees know when we're blowing motivational smoke with nothing behind it. When I was a child, my grandmother would tell us "it's not what you say, it's how you say it."

How to Keep Employees Accountable

Get Hppy

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your employees accountable and engaged in their work. While you don’t want to have to constantly check in on your employees to make sure they are still working, it is important to have some kind of system in place so that you know that they are getting the work done. Thankfully, there are simple ways that you can track employees’ progress and keep production up. . Give Incentives and Bonuses.

Ways to reward and recognize your employees this Labor Day

PeopleStrategy

Let’s look at some of the ways you can get this initiative started and how doing so can help you improve employee engagement and productivity. Understanding the formula for successful employee recognition programs. As an HR leader, you and your team should start by determining what reward program structure will work best for your company and your employees. “Many different employee achievements are worthy of rewards and recognition.”

Sales Compensation During Turbulent Times

SuccessFactors

Giving employee retention bonuses for top performers. Accelerating payout rules to support sales employee retention. A successful sales compensation exception strategy is built on understanding historical data and trends. The human element comes in as leadership from operations, sales, finance, and total rewards come together to form a sales incentive task force.

Sales Compensation During Turbulent Times

SuccessFactors

Giving employee retention bonuses for top performers. Accelerating payout rules to support sales employee retention. A successful sales compensation exception strategy is built on understanding historical data and trends. The human element comes in as leadership from operations, sales, finance, and total rewards come together to form a sales incentive task force.

Using Performance & Market Data to Guide Pay Decisions

HRsoft

For example, while market data should guide pay to some degree, factors like individual performance must also be weighed to ensure fair and equitable compensation. It allows you to pull data from a variety of sources to make informed yet effective choices for salary increases, merit awards, and more. This means looking at market data to help you form appropriate salary ranges for each position. Ideally, you should gather market data from three to four sources.

Are Remote Workers More Productive? We Finally Have the Answer

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Lack of oversight for employees is one of the most common reasons businesses are hesitant to embrace working remotely , and it’s easy to see why. With the novel coronavirus’s onset, many companies have transitioned to working from home full-time to keep employees safe.

Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools

SnackNation

Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools. It turns out, your current employees might be your best recruiting tool. It can be easy to forget, but your current employees are pretty awesome. Tap into your employees’ talented networks with a strategic employee referral program. Here’s everything you need to know about employee referral programs, including benefits, how-tos, incentives, and tools.

The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy

CakeHR

At the same time, businesses of all kinds have started to struggle with employee engagement. The reality, however, is that poor employee engagement is a common problem in every industry, despite the many attempts made to improve it. Employees are likely to leave for another job if they’re not engaged in their current position – and the tight labor market makes it easier than ever for them to do so. Employee health.

Do You Have a Meretricious Merit Program?

Compensation Cafe

Employees keep hearing how great our economy is performing. Employee Engagement scores have remained steady. Employee retention is generally strong. In a world where companies regularly claim their “employees are their greatest asset” the term 3% Merit Budget seems a bit flaccid. But we’ve increased our incentive compensation budget!”, Too often our cash incentive programs do not payout rationally and in line with performance.

What Employees Want: The Future of Compensation

Everwise

The mixture of salary, incentives, amenities, and idiosyncratic perks that companies offer employees for hard work and loyalty has remained relatively unchanged, despite shifting job climates and employees’ expectations. With the changes made by the Obama administration in healthcare and equal and overtime pay , employees can make more life choices outside the corporate compensation model than ever before. All other elements are considered a bonus.” .

What Do You Do?

Compensation Cafe

I help HR leaders leverage the power of thanks and social recognition to empower employees and build cultures of appreciation. Through a more modern and strategic approach to recognition, companies can fuel employee engagement, productivity, and ultimately drive business results. I assist organizations in solving and resolving their employee pay challenges. I work with companies on their employee pay/compensation issues.

5 Ways To Recognize Employees in the Transportation & Logistics Industry

CoreCentive

This article will examine strategies companies can use to address this problem head on and boost employee engagement. Recognition programs may include referral bonuses or non-monetary compensation such as priority for in-demand routes. Employee Recognition Safety Incentives

Why you should identify your employees’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivators

Achievers

Savvy employers understand the difference between intrinsic and external (extrinsic) motivators and develop engagement programs that recognize and reward employees for exercising the right behaviors and aligning with company goals. A motivated employee is more likely to go beyond minimum work expectations, deliver high-quality work, and seek out new challenges. The rewards are tangible and often monetary, like pay increases, new benefits, bonuses, or promotions.

Annual Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead, but They Do Need New Life

Capterra

Close to two-thirds of employees and managers agree that the typical annual performance review process is outdated and ineffective—contributing to a poor employee experience. What should change: Incorporate better sources of performance data. Social employee recognition.

Attract And Manage Top Talent In Your Small Business

SuccessFactors

For a small business owner, attracting and managing these vital employees can be a source of high anxiety. Maybe you don’t have the ability to woo talent with big signing bonuses and salaries. However, being small often allows you to have more flexibility within your company, and with a smaller team, you can often offer unique benefits and perks to prospective employees. Implement a bonus structure in addition to annual compensation to attract and incentive your employees.

Employee Turnover: The Most Common Myths/Misconceptions

Clarity Wave

Employee Turnover: The Most Common Myths/Misconceptions Most businesses think about employee turnover only after it becomes a problem. Surveys report that as economic conditions continue to recover from the Great Recession more disengaged employees may seek to change jobs over the next year. The Hay Group consultants say average employee turnover rates over may rise above 20 percent over the next five years. 2) Employees Usually Quit for More Money.

To Pay For Performance Without Performance Ratings, In For A Penny, In For A Pound

SuccessFactors

These organizations are now quietly making major amendments to their new models after having realized that they have lost the data basis for subsequent compensation management decisions. Under the current “performance management revolution,” rather prosaic feedback approaches have instead been propagated: rating free feedbacks, with a higher frequency of the manager-employee dialogue.

Insight Matter: Disrupt The Workforce With Digital Transformation (Part 1)

SuccessFactors

They often fall short to large companies because of their brand name and signing bonus. Additionally, startups have a sexy component that offers excitement and tech incentives. If you are working with paper and spreadsheets, you’re working in isolation and lacking data to view the workforce. Additionally, there was a disconnect between the managers working with their employees. The state of talent in the digital age is lacking – the demand is outstripping the supply.

Heed These 5 Performance Management Realities—Before It’s Too Late!

Reviewsnap

This formula is no way to motivate and engage people. Many still hold annual reviews but these meetings are used primarily to address development and career pathing issues—and to discuss compensation (annual pay raises, bonuses, etc.). Dedicated performance management software and systems help to keep the review process, managers and employees on track and working as efficiently as possible. Companies need to work from the bottom up to keep employees engaged.

How to Inspire and Motivate a Team

Root

My first year at Root, the focus was on building a more structured, data-driven marketing function because we were pulling together a group of people who hadn’t worked as a cohesive marketing team. Employee Engagement Root BlogEating Our Own Dog Food.

5 Features to Look for in Compensation Analysis Software

HRsoft

Data is routed to the appropriate parties to facilitate easy access and prompt action. And, automated workflows can save 30% of employees' time every work day. Accessible Compensation Data. In order for automated workflows to be possible, your compensation data must be easily accessible to everyone who needs to see it. A wealth of data goes into pay decisions, including appraisals, incentive plans, and development goals.