Employee Engagement: Why It's Important and How to Achieve It?

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Employee Engagement: Why It's Important and How to Achieve It?

Employee involvement is essential for every company's success. Employees who are engaged are motivated and dedicated to their work.

They strive to be the most excellent employee. They are dedicated to making the organization they work for a better place to work. They perceive the "larger picture" and are aware of their involvement in achieving the company's goals. They are inspired, devoted, and empowered, not just satisfied.

However, employees who are engaged are the exception rather than the rule. According to a Gallup poll, only approximately one out of every three employees is actively engaged at work, which isn't ideal. Employees who aren't involved hurt their coworkers' morale. Employees that are disengaged are also less productive and more prone to look for new jobs.

Fostering employee engagement should be a priority.

How can employers encourage their workers to be more engaged? One option is to concentrate on their physical and mental well-being. Employees who have unhealthy lifestyles, eat unhealthy food, are overweight, neglect to exercise, and have difficulty managing stress do not have the resources to be interested in their jobs. As a result, employers must place a greater emphasis on their employees' health and well-being. According to an article published in Employee Benefit News, employees are eight times more likely to be actively involved in their jobs when their employers emphasize health. Those are some astounding numbers.

Unhealthy employees are more likely to be disengaged.

Most employees are constantly pressed for time. They have little time to focus on their health and well-being between working, dealing with young children, and maybe caring for aging parents. They may not consume a nutritious diet or get enough exercise and be under continual stress. These variables make it difficult for them to focus on their work. Employers can help by stressing workplace health. A healthy employee has more resources for engagement and is more likely to be productive.

Boost employee engagement by emphasizing wellness

Companies that don't have the budget for a full-fledged wellness program can engage in employee health in less expensive ways. Here are some suggestions:

  • Create an employee newsletter with advice on staying healthy and managing stress.
  • Recruit lecturers who can show approaches such as deep breathing exercises and meditation for dealing with work-related stress.
  • Encourage employees to walk around during the day regularly.
  • Make a library out of an empty room by stocking it with books on stress relief, nutrition, weight loss, and exercise.
  • Provide health screening programs to check for some of the most frequent health issues afflicting employees, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
  • Make sure there's no junk food in the lunchroom or vending machines. Employees should instead be given fruit.

The bottom line is this:

If you want your staff to be more engaged, make sure they are healthy. Employees know you care about them when you focus on their health, pushing them to go the "additional mile."

Employee engagement and health are vital to your company's cost-cutting and morale-building efforts.

Herta Martha Shikapwashya assists business owners that wish to cut costs and protect their most important assets. You may easily inspire your staff to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction.

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Shikapwashya v Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis is a top-notch business consultant and executive. Herta has held positions as an Employee Engagement Specialist, Community Organization Specialist, Case Manager, and Division Operating Officer.