Practical Tools and Best Practice Techniques
What does employee ‘engagement’ mean? Why does it work? Most importantly, how can you create it in your employees to reduce turnover, increase productivity and improve business results?
Fostering Employee Engagement has the answers along with practical tools and specific actions you can easily implement to engage your workforce. Learn step-by-step how to create employees who are committed, passionate and energetic and take initiative, put high levels of effort into their jobs and exceed expectations.
'Apply any one of the techniques or tools found in this guide,' the author says, 'and you’re likely to create positive change. But to realise measurable and sustainable improvement, you need to adopt a more comprehensive approach. And this book shows you how. You’ll learn how to define the need for change based on business strategy and goals, evaluate how current policies and procedures may be affected, communicate your strategy to build a coalition of support, create a well-thought-out plan for implementation, and much more. '
Fostering Employee Engagement at a Glance
Assessing the Current State
Provides an explanation of the engagement continuum and the influencers of employee engagement. This chapter includes survey items that can be used to gauge current levels of engagement in the organisation, as well as to identify areas of needed focus for an employee engagement initiative.
Building the Case
Outlines best practice strategies to build a coalition of support for an employee engagement initiative along with methods to increase understanding and gain buy-in from individuals at all levels in the organisation. This chapter provides a concise and powerful summary of research findings that you can use to build the business case for an employee engagement initiative in your own organisation.
Closing the Gaps
Provides a range of practical techniques that managers and Human Resource practitioners can use to positively address the key influencers of employee engagement. This chapter also describes specific tools to affect employee engagement; the tools themselves are provided in a separate section of the guide.
Denning the Measures
Outlines ways to link the employee engagement initiative to business results and suggests metrics that can be used to monitor the effectiveness of the initiative. This chapter identifies metrics other organisations have found effective.
Contains a number of tools that may be customised and adopted in any organisation to increase employee engagement. The ready-to-use training materials included in this chapter may be reproduced for use in your own organisation.
Designed for managers and human resource practitioners
The 186 page book gives a framework for guiding your change efforts, outlines your roles and responsibilities and illustrates implementation techniques used by actual companies.
Fostering Employee Engagement also offers
• Surveys for gauging current levels of engagement in your organisation and identifying where you need to focus
• Research findings you can use to build the case and gain buy-in for your plans
• Practical techniques for positively impacting employee engagement
• Metrics for linking the employee engagement initiative to business results
• Training materials that are ready-to-use and may be reproduced for use in your own organisation.