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Making sure your employees are motivated and engaged is at the crux of employee retention. We hear all the time about how important it is to retain employees, especially when it comes to costs, productivity and company culture. In our last blog post we discussed the three signs that your company is in trouble as far as employee turnover rate. Even if you don’t see these signs you probably would like to do everything in your power to prevent them. We have created an infographic to summarize everything you need to know motivating and retaining your employees.
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Gallup reported this staggering number in their State of the American Workplace report. Disengaged employees are usually unproductive employees. Think about how many hours are lost when employees are not focused on the work that needs to be done. Lack of engagement goes hand in hand with poor communication, inadequate training, and the absence of positive reinforcements or recognition. When employees aren’t given clear and reasonable goals, performance suffers. When employees aren’t given proper training and education, performance suffers. When employees aren’t rewarded for their good work, performance suffers. When performance suffers, engagement suffers, and vice versa, so make sure you are paying attention to these key indicators.
This statistic reported by Mckinsey Global Institute hits close to home for many. Most of us have felt and expressed frustration for the amount of email piled in our inboxes. With so many emails to sift through, communicating to your employees this way probably isn’t the most effective. Explore other avenues. Employee collaboration tools like Slack or Yammer can be a great solution. For more visibility try a visual communication platform like Hoopla, this way the entire company is in line with certain goals and results as they are broadcasted on TVs in every office.
As stated before, lack of communication is a huge problem in the workplace that directly affects employee engagement. So, it’s no surprise that Salesforce’s report showed that nearly every executive agrees that lack of collaboration and poor communication is at the heart of most workplace failures. It is important to get your employees talking and being productive together. With visual communication, you can make sure the conversations that need to happen are highlighted, that people are recognized for their work, that goals are properly set and that important information is shared in a way that is intuitive and appealing to your teams.
People are motivated by different things, but almost everybody craves positive reenforcement. It is difficult to work in an environment when you feel your hard work goes unnoticed. Make sure to call out a job well done often and honestly. Positive feedback where it isn’t earned may seem fake but if your employees are performing well or learning new skills make sure to congratulate them in a visible way.
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