9 Ways to keep your staff engaged and committed
Everyone agrees that finding and retaining good staff is essential to a successful business. In difficult times staff turnover might drop but that might not be an indication that your team is strong. So how do you keep people motivated when the economic outlook is weak?
What are the benefits of staff engagement?
Strong teams make strong businesses and this is the key to growth in any climate. Keeping your staff both engaged and committed to the organisation delivers endless benefits. For example, you will enjoy lower staff turnover, less operational disruption and improved productivity to name but a few.
What are the 9 factors of staff engagement?
The 9 factors of employee engagement come from a study of over 12,000 employees (published in Recruiter – July ’07). We first reported the findings of this survey in 2007 but, now more than ever, we find that where managers follow best practice in relation to these factors, they can enhance employee engagement.
- Alignment: Encourage employees to recognise, accept and buy into the organisation’s vision and strategy.
- Equity: Give your employees a sense of equality in the way they are treated, recognised and rewarded.
- Integrity: Be fair and respect people, regardless of status.
- Consensus: Develop relationships based on mutual understanding and support.
- Achievement: Recognise and reward achievement.
- Rationality: Develop honest, consistent and open communication to create greater trust and engagement.
- Development: Facilitate individual growth.
- Teamworking: Foster team spirit and co-operation to get the best performance from everyone.
- Belonging: Take pride in team achievements and emphasise the value of working together in achieving these results.
People are your organisation’s most important asset. As specialists in finance and accountancy recruitment we are dedicated to helping our clients recruit and retain key members of staff. We see the benefits firsthand so why not share those benefits in your organisation and get yourselves ready for growth?