Employee engagement is more than a business buzzword. The benefits of having employees that are genuinely engaged and motivated are very real.
[This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been substantially revised and updated to reflect a more current view of this topic.]
The problem with the phrase "employee engagement" is that it is still too vague and subjective for most employers and managers. As a result, they either ignore the concept or hope to create an "engaged" workforce by simply offering more perks and a few team-building programs.
In a recent survey 65 percent of respondents agreed that culture is more important to performance than strategy or operating model.
Onboarding of new hires is a commonplace practice among most every company. However, effective onboarding with both desirable and measurable results is sadly lacking in many organizations.
The upsurge in the American economy has brought with it an increased number of job openings. This has led to more unhappy employees to leave their jobs to take on new, more promising, positions.