Got some employees who seem a little less than thrilled about work, but not sure what to do about it?
A bunch of unhappy employees can lead to high turnover rates, and that's one thing you definitely don't want.
According to a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, it will cost employers six to nine months of an employee’s salary in order to find and train their replacement.
Reports show thousands of new job openings, too, which means more chances your employees could find what they're missing somewhere else.
So how do you boost employee morale for everyone's sake?
It's time to start implementing some employee engagement ideas.
Read this article to learn the best employee engagement ideas every company should practice.
Time to crack open the bubbly and put on your dancing shoes- there's a celebration in order.
And just exactly what are we celebrating?
Big achievements, small achievements, birthdays, retirements, promotions- you name it. Giving your employees recognition for their hard work or important milestones is a great way to boost morale and bring the whole team together.
Socialize Outside of Work
Who said the party has to stop at 5 p.m.?
Keep the good times rollin' by putting together some social events outside of office hours.
Think: sports competitions, happy hours, and holiday parties.
Ask for Advice
Any great company will tell you, feedback is super important in order to succeed.
But don't just stop with your usual semi-annual employee feedback surveys. Ask for your employees' input on the little things.
Like, "What colour should we paint the lobby?" Or, "how should we decorate for the office Christmas party?
Create a Unique Office Environment
Stuffy cubicles and monotone colors got everyone down?
The office should be a space that your employees enjoy spending time in.
So, if your office has the same vibe of the one in the movie Office Space, we're in some serious trouble.
It's time to jazz up the environment a bit so your employees feel happy when the walk into work.
Brightly-colored walls, music, massage chairs, ping pong tables, and collaborative workstations are all great ways to turn your drab office into a lively environment for your employees.
Check out this list of cool office spaces around the world to get some inspiration.
Encourage Personal Projects
Working for the man can be rough.
Encourage employees to take a little time each day to collaborate on personal projects they are passionate about.
Because the truth is, they might be getting a little bored of the same day-in and day-out workload. In fact, 8 out of 10 employees in the UAE are bored with their jobs.
Apple actually has a whole program set up for this called Blue Sky. And we all know how successful Apple is.
Assign Mentors For Every Newcomer
The truth is, no one likes going to the boss with a question.
To solve this issue, set up a mentor system for newcomers.
Not only will this help the newbies get their heads on straight, it will also make your veteran employees feel knowledgeable and needed.
Employee Engagement Ideas Wrap Up
Now that you've got some great employee engagement ideas in your arsenal, it's time to get cracking on implementing them.
Don't worry if things don't change immediately. Employee engagement is not an overnight process.
Have you successfully implemented any of these employee engagement ideas? Let us know in the comments below or drop us a message if you have any questions about employee engagement!