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Top Tips for Improving Employee Engagement This Year

An engaged workforce is often seen as one that is productive and effective. If your employees are not engaged in their work, then they might not be offering as much as they could be. Some employees find it easy to get their employees engaged, while others struggle with this kind of thing. To help you with this, we have put together some of our top tips for improving employee engagement this year. This will include everything from trying flexible working to offering tailored benefits. Use these tips to make some real changes now.

Encourage Flexibility

One of the most popular ways to improve employee engagement in 2020 is to offer more flexibility. If you require your team to stick to strict work schedules and force them to be in the office during these times, it can be harder to give them the freedom they need to work effectively. For this reason, you should consider offering a more flexible work environment in order to engage your team. Allow them to work from home when they need to, set flexible working hours and you’ll notice a difference right away. There are some government guidelines on this so you should make sure to check these before making any decisions. 

Use Software

In 2020, the software packages that are available to business owners are really quite advanced. These packages can offer a wide range of things including communication tools and even employee benefits packages. Have you ever thought about how you could use software to increase employee engagement? This is a tried and tested method and so should be something that you should consider. In relation to employee benefits, allowing a tailored approach that is visible on a platform will increase engagement this year.

Hold Social Gatherings

The next tip that we have for those who want to increase employee engagement in 2020 is to hold more social gatherings. If you want your team to be engaged, then you need to talk to them and encourage them to get to know other members of the team. This kind of activity isn’t going to be for everyone but if you host social gatherings during work hours, you can encourage people to take part. This can include everything from weekly lunches to team days out. The more time you spend socialising, the more engaged your team will be. 

Reconsider the Environment

Finally, you should consider the work environment that you have set up for your team. Is the office so big that your team are seated far away from each other? If they cannot comfortably speak and get advice on their work, then they won’t be as engaged as you hoped. You should also ensure that they have comfortable seating, plenty of lighting and social spaces for their breaks. A good work environment can encourage productivity and make your team much more engaged. You can find some tips online to help you create the kind of environment that will work for your team.

Get Started

If you are hoping to increase the levels of employee engagement in your team then you should make sure to take on board the tips that we have given you in this article. Think about how you can offer a nicer work environment and how you can use software to make some positive changes. Once you get started, you’ll notice the difference in no time at all. Hopefully, your team will appreciate the effort that you have put in and will start to become more engaged naturally. 

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