Employee Engagement Ideas & Tools That Work

About 70% of your employees hate their job. So, whether you call it internal communications or employee engagement, either way, you can improve!

Employee engagement is the: “Emotional connection an employee feels toward his or her employment organization, which tends to influence his or her behaviors and level of effort in work related activities. The more engagement an employee has with his or her company, the more effort they put forth.”

Engagement = Effort

Fostering employee engagement is easier said than done most of the time. It can be a challenge to connect with employees who are already disengaged at work. The first step is checking in. According to our recent employee engagement survey, communication also plays an important role in keeping your team engaged. There are some great employee engagement ideas, games and tools out there that can get you started.

survey monkey: employee engagement tool

Survey Monkey is used to create customized surveys.

Over 20 million people utilize this tool so if you aren’t already, try using it! Employee feedback is so important in the improvement of a work environment. Ask what’s on your employees minds and take what they have to say into consideration. This will make them feel more in sync with the company as a whole. Just make sure you actually follow up with their feedback!

officevibe: employee engagement survey

OfficeVibe is another survey-style tool used to collect valuable employee information.

With this tool, employees will answer one question per week that will assess their moods and how they feel about the company culture and take easy, “short and sweet” surveys. The great thing about this tool is that the surveys take less than 5 minutes per month. Time is something we never have enough of so, this is a great option for that reason!

unily: employee engagement best practices

Unily is an intranet service that features a mobile application.

Intranet services provide a local or restricted communications network that is for office use only. This makes it very convenient to stay well connected and get employees engaged. Unily’s mobile app provides even more convenience when you are away from the office!

hipchat: employee involvement

HipChat is an instant messaging service that features screen sharing and chat rooms.

It’s fully customizable so you can ensure it will easy to use and fit your needs. This is a great way to stay connected at the office and it promotes healthy communication. Healthy communication leads to engaged employees.

If you are a leader or person in charge reading this, even you are an employee engagement tool! You might have the ability to change the work environment. Get in touch with everyone and work together to stay engaged and productive. Happiness will follow.

Improving employee engagement should be a top goal so, try one or all of these tools. The more engagement the better!

Molly Chronister

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