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Praise More Often to Increase Employee Engagement

 

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton

The Great Engagement is a call to action to praise more often.

Do you praise your employees easily, sincerely and often?

If not, you may be losing out on an opportunity to trigger a dopamine release which can then boost innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Tips to Take Action

  • Catch someone doing something well and praise them promptly.
  • Consider how each employee would like to be praised – publicly, privately, in person, by email, on social media, etc.

The Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Boost Workplace Loyalty with Employee Engagement

It’s no surprise that happier, more engaged employees are more likely to keep showing up. As human beings, it’s easier to stay motivated when we have something to look forward to. 

According to recent reports, over 60% of businesses have a harder time keeping employees rather than hiring them in the first place.

This isn’t something to take lightly, as more employees continue to report their dissatisfaction, now is the time for business owners to act and ensure their workforce has the proper tools to feel confident in their roles.  

When you show employees you’re invested in them, they’re more likely to become invested in you and your business. Instead of falling on the wrong side of the statistic, take control of your future while boosting morale and improving the dynamic of your company all at the same time. 

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/engage-and-mobilize-employees/

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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FREE 30-60-90 Day Employee Engagement Plan Blueprint

Use your free 30-60-90 Day Employee Engagement Plan Blueprint to design your own Great Engagement for 2022.

The Great Engagement is a call to action to expand your approach to more effectively engage your employees. Employee engagement impacts your bottom line!

How engaged are your employees now?

Research indicates that 60% of employees are not engaged, and 15% are actively disengaged at work.

The costs of this situation are staggering. Disengagement costs the North American business economy over $350 billion per year in lost productivity.

What might employee disengagement be costing your organization?

How do you currently engage your employees?

How will you engage with your employees in 2022?

If you’re not currently focused on engagement then how will you engage your employees in 2022?

If you’re not sure how to start, get your free 30-60-90 Day Blueprint to actively design your own great employee engagement program. We have included a few simple ideas and a planning framework to set you up for success in 2022!

Link to your free 30-60-90 Day Blueprint

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Reduce the Risk of Losing Employees

“By not understanding what their employees are running from, and what they might gravitate to, company leaders are putting their very businesses at risk.” McKinsey & Company

The Great Engagement is a call to action to reduce this risk of losing employees.

Do you know what your employees are running from? What might they gravitate towards? Is your business at risk of losing employees?

As a leader you may think you know the answers but, according to McKinsey &
Company, managers and employees do not agree on what’s the most important factors for staying at an organization.

Top three factors employees cited as reasons for quitting were that they didn’t feel:

  • Valued by their organizations (54 percent) or
  • Valued by their managers (52 percent) or
  • A sense of belonging at work (51 percent).

Tips to Take Action

As an organization, by understanding the reasons why employees are leaving or would even consider leaving, you can take effective actions to not only retain but also attract potential employees.

  • How do you as a leader show you value your employees?
  • What does the organization do in terms of making people feel they belong and are valued?
  • Is your organization struggling with effectively engaging employees?

The Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

To develop your strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Ideas to Show Appreciation

“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

The Great Engagement is a call to action to expand your approach to more effectively engage your employees.

Research from Gallup suggests that rewards and recognition, with its low cost and high impact, might be one of the most underutilized tools that managers have for boosting engagement.

Do you regularly show appreciation to your staff members?

If not, you could be losing an opportunity to provide encouragement and bolster engagement.

Take Action

A simple thank you can make them feel more valued in the workplace and also brighten up their day!

Other simple ideas:

  • Fancy teas or coffee in the coffee room
  • Team lunch
  • Bring in snacks to a meeting
  • Acknowledge people during staff meeting
  • Ask people for a personal or professional highlight
  • Give a  hand-written thank you note;
  • Acknowledge their specific contribution to a  business success;
  • Time off to volunteer

The Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

 

 

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The Great Engagement: A call to action to increase output and innovation

The Great Engagement is a call to action to increase output and innovation.

According to the Cicero Group, research shows that employees receiving strong performance recognition are much more likely to be highly engaged at their job. They are also more likely to perform at their maximum output and develop innovative ways to improve their company.

Do you make it a practice to regularly recognize your employees’ performance?

Do you know one of the reasons employees leave is that employees don’t feel valued by their manager?

If you’re not regularly recognizing your employees, you may be missing out on your employees using their key strengths to contribute their best efforts.

Tips to Take Action

  • Take the time to personally get to know your employees and find out how they prefer to be acknowledged.
  • Prepare key messages for each employee that you can customize and deliver as the opportunity emerges. You can also create the opportunity to share your message!
  • Create accountability for yourself by setting a ‘deliver by’ date.
  • Then acknowledge your employees often!

The Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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Support your employees to thrive in their zone of genius

“It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE

Do you help your employees understand how important their work is to the business success?

If not, you may be missing out on your employees’ best efforts.

It is energizing to know when your natural abilities contribute to achieving a mission. This brings purpose to the work. Using natural abilities is the ‘zone of genius’ where employees excel!

Take Action – To help your employees thrive in their zone of genius, share how their talents and work contribute to the organization’s mission.

Can you name the genius that each of your employees contributes to the workplace?

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

 

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The Great Engagement’s Urgent Call to Organizations

The Great Engagement urgently calls organizations to actively engage their employees.

Do you know how to actively engage with your employees to have the most positive impact?

Please note, saying “be thankful you have a job!” is not an effective way to engage your staff even though an “attitude of gratitude” is powerful. If this is your approach then don’t be surprised if you are hosting more good-bye parties than welcome parties.

Employees want more than a paycheque.

The three most common reasons Gallup found employees to be disengaged at work were:

  • Not seeing opportunities for development
  • Not feeling connected to the company’s purpose
  • Not having strong relationships at work

Which one of these apply to your organization?

Which one will you strengthen to increase engagement with your employees?

What actions are you going to take to actively engage your employees?

The Great Engagement is an urgent call to action for businesses to retain and attract great employees.

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

To develop your strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

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What are the costs of not actively engaging your employees?

What are the costs of not actively engaging your employees?

The Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 60% of employees are not engaged, and 15% are actively disengaged at work and only 25% are actively engaged.

According to Forbes, the costs of a disengaged employee is equivalent to 34% of their annual salary, or $3,400 for every $10,000 of income.

If we applied this to the average Canadian salary of $55,800 a year, the costs of a single disengaged employee to the business is going to be $18,972 annually.

Let’s apply this to an entire organization.

Let’s say you lead an organization of 100 people.

If we use the Employee Engagement Index which states only 25% of employees are actively engaged, then 75 employees are disengaged at your organization.

If we use the average salary of those employees as $55,800 then this employee disengagement is costing your organization annually:  $1,422,900 ($18,972 X 75 people.)

This example demonstrates that there are concrete costs due to employee disengagement.

Are you surprised by the magnitude of this cost? What is the actual cost to your organization? Are you OK with the return on this investment?

The Great Engagement is an urgent call to action for businesses to retain and  attract great employees. It’s your choice: you will either have the cost of disengagement or invest in engaging your employees.

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

To develop your strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.

 

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The Next Era: The Great Engagement

During the pandemic people have had the chance to reevaluate their life. Some have reflected on their level of happiness around their job and career, life priorities and goals, and overall well-being.

Acknowledging their discontent, people are making big changes in their lives and are leaving jobs that are not fulfilling and some are even completely changing careers.

Dubbed as the Great Resignation, millions of Americans have quit their jobs with 4.4 million quitting in September alone with the highest quit rate among not engaged and actively disengaged workers.

Numbers are not tracked in Canada, but researchers say smaller studies suggest the trend of job quitting and job switching is happening in Canada, too.

Canadians are shifting jobs into industries where they are more engaged and the job gives them more job stability, better hours, better pay, and is more aligned with their life goals.

We believe that this is the dawn of the Great Engagement for today’s workplaces.

More businesses are waking up to the reality that they need to actively engage their employees to retain and attract employees.

What’s the level of engagement and disengagement in your organization?

What side of the job switch will your organization experience: the Great Engagement or the Great Resignation?

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Here are some quick tips:

  • Find ways to help your employees grow and develop skills on-the-job
  • Share how your employee’s talents and work contribute to the organization’s mission.
  • Praise your employees easily, sincerely and often

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:  https://lnkd.in/gQdvVH4

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.