October 20, 2014

3 tips for increasing employee engagement

Want to improve employee engagement? Offer opportunities for advancement and continuing education.

Companies that improve employee engagement tend to become more profitable and productive.

Companies with higher levels of employee engagement are also more profitable and productive, according to Gallup research. These businesses tend to have more satisfied customers and better worker retention rates. Unfortunately, some sources indicate that as many as seven in 10 American employees are disengaged, amounting to $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity annually. Here are some ways that, as a manager, you can engage your team and dramatically improve your company’s overall performance:
Continuing education and training:
Research shows that offering employees opportunities to learn in a job-related capacity dramatically increases their professional satisfaction. The New England College of Business reports that continuing education can cut rates of job turnover by as much as 50 percent. The good news is that you don’t have to decimate your budget by bringing in expensive instructors or sending your team off-site. Instead, turn to Mastery Technologies’ cost-effective, efficient online learning courses, on topics ranging from safety to conflict resolution. Your employees can engage in continuing education without ever leaving the office!
Manager training:
Perhaps nothing can devastate employee engagement as thoroughly as an unskilled manager. The good news is that effective supervisors aren’t born, they’re trained! Explore Mastery Technologies’ management training resources to help your team leaders make the most of your company’s most valuable asset —  its workers. We offer courses designed to teach an array of skills, including: leadership, delegation, mentoring, and decision-making.
Solicit feedback:
Engagement can’t exist on a one-way street, so be sure to ask your employees for their feedback and then take their thoughts and ideas into consideration when making decisions. Create an environment that encourages creativity and problem-solving at every level, and your company will reap the benefits.
Explore how e-learning can help improve your employee engagement, learn more at www.mastery.com!

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