Boost Your Employee Engagement By Building a Community
If you’ve been looking at your employee engagement strategy and aren’t sure where to start, take a look at the communications channels you currently use. Are they effective? Do they encourage two-way conversation? And how are you measuring their success?
If your Intranet or Enterprise Social Network isn’t promoting Employee Recognition, listening to the Voice of the Employee or encouraging Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion, then something needs to change.
Employee Recognition and 360 Degree Feedback
You want to recognise a colleague, so you write their manager an email cc’ing the individual recognised. Does this sound familiar? While it’s great to proactively provide recognition to peers, emails take place in a closed environment and don’t promote an open culture of recognition.
Employee communities on the other hand, help you build a specific group for recognition, where @mentions are used to highlight teams or individuals. Other people can then chime in and comment, like or similarly praise those recognised. The impact of this is that the feedback is open and can be seen by everyone in the company including the CEO (who of course, will be actively posting on your employee community!).
Employee Communities Help Boost Productivity
Employees need to feel supported by their peers and managers to be at their most productive. Online private communities built specifically for your employees generate this support and this in turn increases productivity.
Research by McKinsey and Co has found that “the average knowledge worker spends 28% of the work week managing email and 20% looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks.” Each worker wastes up to €3000 a year searching for material that already exists elsewhere. Email management costs an employee 5 hours per week. Your employee engagement community will give you back a high ROI as it makes information easier to find and reduces email clutter.
How an Employee Engagement Platform Works
“We can share information across our organisation across lots of different pillars,” Sharon Vize, HR Director from Cpl, says of the platform. “So whether that’s business information, employee information about activities, policies and procedures or new products that we want our employees to be aware of.”
Cpl values employee recognition and has been using Talivest to do this. “Our employees can tag people within the platform as part of the Employee Recognition group,” Sharon says.
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