Free HR Webinar on Employee Engagement
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Ascentis recently hosted a free HR webinar titled How to Build Positive Employee Engagement. This free HR webinar recording is no longer available, but Ascentis hosts a library of other similar free HRCI & SHRM webinar recordings here. Our expert speaker from this webinar–Lisa Jarmoszka from Mercer People Pro presented on this topic. Below is a discussion Lisa has written on employee engagement
Employee Engagement – What HR Can Do To Impact This Organizational Challenge
by Mercer PeoplePro guest writer Lisa Jarmoszka
Employee engagement is a very hot topic in HR – and organizations in general – right now. But what is it, really?
Simply put, engagement – whether between two people who intend to marry or an employee and its employer – implies an emotional investment. In the free HR webinar I presented on I discuss this further. If an employee is passionate and committed enough to go above and beyond for his or her employer –in good times and tough times – and in return, the employer gives the employee what they need to feel they are important and that their work needs are satisfied – they can be truly engaged.
And, just as an individual can invest a lot of money buying an expensive engagement ring, without passion for – and a mutual commitment to one another – plus the willingness to put in the effort required to make the relationship flourish, it’s not a functioning engagement.
“We communicate all the time with our employees, so why aren’t they engaged?” is a frustration voiced quite frequently by well-meaning employers. What they’re missing is that engagement is part of the employee-employer relationship, while communication is just one ingredient, so to speak, in the recipe for employee engagement. Key drivers of employee engagement–aside from communication—consist of good leadership, culture, rewards, career growth opportunities, vision, values, and social responsibility. Even when an employee is positive about these engagement drivers, they can be disengaged due to problems at home, illness, and other external factors.
A recent Gallup poll of U.S. employees says that just 32% of employees are engaged and out of the 68% of those who are not engaged, 25% are completely disengaged. Imagine – roughly a quarter of all employees… continue reading here.
Click here to view similar free HR webinar recordings on this topic and to earn free HRCI and SHRM credits. If you would like additional assistance engaging employees–Mercer PeoplePro is offering a free two-hour consultation. Click here for more information on their offer.
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