I am pretty sure we have all attended training sessions that had little or no positive impact on our job. In my personal experience, as an attendee, it’s sometimes been due to an ineffective instructor and other times it was because the program they were teaching was so cumbersome and technical, a two day training session just isn’t enough time to take it all in. It’s hard to keep people engaged when they feel overwhelmed.
Measuring employee engagement is a critical part of any organization’s employee retention strategy. When employees leave your company for a competitor, they take with them the training, expertise and experience they developed while working for you. Engaged employees are ones who are committed to your company, and who are most likely to stick with you.
Employee engagement is a critical component of an organization’s success. This study by the Gallup Organization showed that organizations with a high level of engagement outperformed their competition. The study also concluded that even in tough economic times, employment engagement is still an important predictor of a company’s performance. But to make the most of what an employee engagement initiative can offer, leaders need to understand what employee engagement is, and what it isn’t.
Many studies have shown that companies with engaged workers perform better financially than those who don’t. To reap these benefits, it’s important to understand what engaged employees look like.