Engaged, motivated employees are essential to business growth and success. But engaging the workforce is no easy task. According to research from Deloitte, as much as 88 percent of people lack passion for their work, preventing them from reaching their potential. Aside from the human costs, disengagement carries a business cost, accounting for as much as $550 billion in lost productivity in the US alone according to Gallup estimates.
While there’s no quick fix when it comes to boosting employee engagement, there are many things HR professionals can do to align talent-management practices in support of job satisfaction. These four HRSG resources can help you explore some of the new approaches and best practices that are helping organizations address the issue and create more positive and productive workplaces.
1. Webinar: Competencies and employee engagement
“Increasing Employee Engagement Through Competency-Based Talent Management” examines engagement opportunities throughout the entire talent lifecycle, including talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, and career development.
Find out why competencies are important to employee engagement and organizational success, and how to implement an integrated competency-based approach in your organization.
2. Blog post: Latest research on employee engagement
What’s proven to increase employee engagement? It may not be what you think. This round-up of the latest research on the topic shows that money may make the world go round, but it doesn’t make employees work any harder, faster, or smarter.
3. Blog post: The role leaders play in engaging the workforce
How are today’s leaders creating workplaces that employees look forward to going to every day? Fancy perks like on-site smoothie bars or concierge services may add some fun to the work day, but they’re unlikely to support long-term engagement.
This post looks at the leadership competencies that can help to build a culture that supports engagement and a deeper level of trust between employees and organizational leaders.
4. Ebook: The link between engagement and development
Job stability and a regular paycheck are no longer enough to satisfy your employees. Today’s workers—and especially the younger generations—prioritize mobility and adaptability, and they want to know that they’re making the most of their potential. This has shifted the focus away from money and prestige and towards development and growth.
Competency-based development supports these shifting priorities by giving employees more pathways to success. Read “Engaging and Developing Talent with Competencies” to see how competencies can be used to replace traditional career pathways with multi-directional career lattices.