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5 More Employee Engagement Drivers

Back in February, we posted about some of the top drivers of employment engagement. It’s an important topic, because companies with high employee engagement are 22% more profitable. With that in mind, here are five more factors that can strengthen your value proposition for your employees.

Leaders Who Demonstrate Integrity

First, let’s define integrity. While it’s open to subjective interpretation, having the trait of integrity indicates you’re honest, transparent, consistent, and – most critically – trustworthy. When employees feel like they can trust their management, they are much more likely to buy into the company mission, and they’ll work harder to make it a reality.

Feeling That They Belong

Food, water, air and shelter are the most fundamental of human needs. But according to psychologist Abraham Maslow, the next most important necessity is a feeling of belonging. This can come from family, but it also can be a powerful motivator on the job. That’s why it’s crucial to build a sense of teamwork and camaraderie into your company culture. The more everyone feels they’re pulling on the same oar, the smoother the sailing will be, and the faster you’ll reach your goals.

Having a Clear Role

We touched briefly on role clarity in our previous engagement post, but it deserves a little more attention. At the risk of sounding obvious, the better an employee understands precisely what they’re supposed to be doing, the better they’ll do it. Conversely, there are fewer more frustrating things for an employee than finding themselves in a role they never would have applied for in the first place had they known what their assigned duties would turn out to be.

The two easiest ways to avoid this are clearly defining job descriptions and communicating regularly with employees to make sure they’re on the same page.

Access to Necessary Tools and Resources

Sometimes, employees have a crystal-clear understanding of what their responsibilities and goals are, but they lack the tools they need to meet those goals. It’s on management to regularly survey employees to make sure they have everything they need to get the job done. Whether it’s more modern equipment or more in-depth training, give your team what they need, and their engagement will soar.

An Equally Distributed Workload

When there’s plenty of work to go around, it’s critical that everyone gets a comparable amount of work. Employees are keenly aware when managers ask them to do more work than their colleagues, and their engagement will dive further if they feel not everyone is pulling their weight. Organize assignments and delegate tasks with equity in mind, and set up multiple channels for employees to communicate when they feel overwhelmed.

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