Reviewed by Aug 27, 2020| Updated on
Employee engagement refers to an employee's participation in the performance of a company. One can assess an employee's engagement from their communication with the management and contribution towards the ideas for development. Engaged employees seek more than their monthly salaries. Their engagement is linked to the growth and success of the company.
Understanding Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is a part of maintaining an employee-employer relationship. An employer should understand clearly the expectations of their employees and offer rewards and recognition for their performance. The employer should imbibe their vision and mission as part of their organisation's culture. Employees should understand their role and feel that they are part of the culture.
An employee who has high morale and satisfied with his job performance performs well for the company. An employer must provide regular feedback to the employee on his work and also keep employees informed of the organisation's business performance.
Employees should know that their work contributes to realising the mission and goals of the organisation, and they are taken care of as a team by their managers.
Employees are intangible assets with high calibre to perform if put on the right job. Employees' skill sets, their job role, the company's goals—should all match for the growth of the company. Employee engagement is linked to the profitability and well-being of the company. Employees who share a good relationship with the company are emotionally connected to their jobs and perform well.
Employee engagement includes the following: 1. Employees' knowledge of their roles and responsibilities and whether it suits them. 2. Loyalty and motivation to contribute to the success of the organisation. 3. Relationship of an employee with the organisation, which positively contributes to high morale and good performance.
Employees should understand what their role is and how they are relevant to the organisation. Employees constantly seek recognition to boost their morale for better performance. An organisation should communicate all matters, which concern employees on a timely basis. Open communication fosters trust and positive environment to work in an organisation.