Employee engagement

#WorkTrends Recap: Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement. This is a workplace topic that is steady and strong, but why do so many brands fail at this all important relationship?

Research has shown time and time again, the myriad benefits of employee engagement to both employers and employees. According to the Wharton School of Business, they found that brands are three and a half times more profitable when employees are engaged versus brands with average engagement levels.

This week on #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Kevin Sheridan discussed the topic of employee engagement and the pros of having better engagement and cons of neglecting it.

Here are a few key points Kevin shared:

  • The three keys to employee engagement are: Outline expectations, be authentic, get to know the people you work with
  • Managers need to make people feel valued at work
  • It’s essential to be clear on the team culture and values with candidates or misalignment will surface later
  • Simple way to create employee engagement in the workplace, start asking people: “What’s your passion outside of work?”

Did you miss the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here: http://bit.ly/2qpqYqk

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). On May 17, Meghan will be joined by Shane Green to discuss how to reprogram the employee experience.

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