An organization’s job doesn’t end when it recruits an employee. Conducting onboarding and training programs are second in order when a new professional joins.
The general perception regarding employee engagement is positive. From startups and mid-size businesses to large corporations—all of them engage their employees in some way or the other.
However, what’s surprising is 90% of the leadership team agree an engagement strategy has a great impact on business success but only 25% of them actually have a strategy.
Moreover, as of today, 36% of organizations see engagement as a top challenge!
So the next time you ask yourself how employee engagement can contribute to your organization, remember these facts:
- Onboarding helps align expectations and boosts engagement with the new workforce. It improves employee performance by 11.5%. [LinkedIn]
- 73% of employees who say they work at a purpose-driven company feel more engaged at work. [Deloitte]
- 40% of employees with poor training leave their jobs within the first year. [go2HR]
- 68% of employees claim training and development is the most important company policy. [ClearCompany]
When they are satisfied with their current job profiles, they take less time off and deliver results at work that matters. This attitude is helpful in improving the health of an organization, which means higher profitability. It is a win-win for both parties.
So, what should a potential employee engagement strategy contain? Pulse surveys! My eLearning Industry article explores the topic in detail.