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Employee Engagement – does it matter?

by Paddy Collins on September 27th, 2018

Employee Engagement is defined by Wikipedia as a fundamental concept in the effort to understand and describe, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the nature of the relationship between an organization and its employees.

Better engagement means better productivity. Research consistently proves that corporations whose employees are engaged perform better than companies whose employees are not.

When employees are engaged at work, they feel a connection with the company – they believe the work they’re doing is important and therefore work harder (discretionary effort).

Measuring employee engagement is important for your company and measuring the right things – those that matter most to performance and provide a framework for positive change is crucial to future success.

Gallup conducts extensive research on engagement and finds strong correlations between engagement and performance and these are highly consistent across different organizations from diverse industries and regions of the world.

Further research on engagement helps to identify factors which are relevant, these include:

-Good management

-Recognition and reward

-Personal growth opportunities

-Flexible work environment

-Company mission and purpose

Bersin by Deloitte attempts to encapsulate the key factors impacting engagement in the framework below called the Simply Irresistible Organisation (click on the image to enlarge it).

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