Engagement at work at high levels, claims survey

A face-to-face meeting between employer and employee with the intention of praising their high standard of work could be helpful in trying to boost engagement, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.

A study by HR consultancy ETS, backed up by broader ETS survey trends data, shows that 90 per cent of employees are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ for their employers – while 81 per cent would recommend their employer as a ‘great place to work’.

In addition, 85 per cent still intend to be working for their employer in a year’s time, cites thomsons.com.

A bit of one-on-one time in a conference space could be key for those who don’t feel engaged as one of the most important factors in raising engagement levels is making the employee’s work feel valued. Through a bit of praise during a meeting, employees can leave feeling like their work matters to the company.

Hannah Stratford, head of business psychology at ETS, commented on the figures: “The factors that drive employees to be engaged at work differ between companies. Where some companies go wrong is in investing in engagement surveys but failing to ask employees the right questions and not acting on the results.

“Surveys must be aligned with business objectives to give accurate, meaningful data on which relevant action can be taken. This is the only way to better engage workers,” she added.