What Is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement is a connection between the worker and work. Engaged workers are committed. They are emotionally attached to the organization, and they have a strong desire to remain a part of it. Plus, they pour extra effort into their work. They are willing to go above and beyond the formal requirements of the job to deliver superior performance. Engaged employees take personal responsibility for the success of the organization.
Are the employees of your organization willing to go the extra mile and motivated to perform to the highest standards?
Step 1: Conduct an Employee Engagement Survey
Sheila can help you survey your employees to determine their level of engagement. Measuring employee engagement gives you a metric to evaluate on an annual basis so you can compare the level of engagement over the years. But even more important, the survey gathers data on the drivers of employee engagement so that you can understand organizational strengths and areas for improvement.
The steps of the process are as follows:
- Discuss objectives for conducting the survey
- Discuss best time to conduct survey
- Decide survey items (to include general employee engagement questions and drivers of engagement questions),
- Decide survey directions, cover note, and filtering
- Discuss survey administration and timeline
- Prepare survey instrument
- Pilot test survey and make adjustments, if necessary
- Administer survey
- Collect data
- Analyze data
- Prepare report
- Present survey results to client with suggested action plan to improve employee engagement
- Discuss plan to share information with employees
Step 2: Develop and Implement a Plan to Improve Employee Engagement
With the data from the employee engagement survey and the recommendations to improve engagement, you can create your plan to enhance employee engagement. Create an action plan organized around these Drivers of Employee Engagement. These questions are written from the employee perspective.