The entire on-boarding and hiring process is almost incomparable to that of only a couple of generations ago, thanks to advancing technology and the emergence of a new mindset in today’s working age adults. HR is responsible for employee happiness and motivation throughout their employment and creating a positive experience can directly correlate with the productivity of a work team. Developing an employee-focused HR strategy is fundamental for every HR team when planning how they intend to engage their employees and develop a positive employee experience.
Keeping the Millennial Workforce Engaged is Important
Your team is most likely made up of a mix of Millennials and Baby-Boomers. Sometimes, the way these generations work together can clash. Where one generation may be content with the same routine each day, there is a large number of your employees who yearn to be engaged and recognized – and will consider it a strong factor in their job search decisions. Six in ten Millennials are willing to change jobs, according to Gallup. With a reputation of job-hopping, the generation costs the US economy well over $30 billion each year, which means it could be costing your business if you’re not doing something about it.
Consider surveying your employees to find out what sort of exercises, perks, and ideas will make them feel like they belong. You can measure the success of each effort to help you decide whether it has worked to boost employee positivity and morale or if there is something else your HR team could be doing.
What Impacts Employee Engagement?
Retaining your employees can be more important than keeping your customers. Having a high engagement level in the workplace has been proven to affect your overall business, financially and in any other way. If an employee feels disengaged, they’re actually ten times more likely to be unhappy in the workplace, which inevitably leads to higher rates of turnover. You can begin impacting engagement by enabling employee recognition between management and peers, allow for a start-up process that includes a well-rounded training system, and just promoting openness within the office/workplace.
Employee Recognition and Incentives Will Promote a Healthy Workplace
Initiating an employee rewards system is a great idea to allow your team to feel like what they do matters. And, a little healthy competition can go a long way.
Begin to think outside of the box for ideas that will get your employees excited. Create your own mix of monetary and non-monetary employee incentives to get started. Each employee plays a major part in your business, so be sure to develop recognition and rewards based on what each person can achieve based on their role.
Technology Can Be Your Best Tangible Asset When it Comes to HR Strategies
It’s important to keep in mind that implementing an employee recognition program is only the first step towards achieving a positive employee workplace. Be sure to use the advantages of technology, such as apps and tracking systems, resourcefully. You can customize the systems you use so they work best for your business – and having a team that can help you integrate the right technology to achieve the best employee engagement.
Online Rewards consults with clients in every industry to design employee recognition programs that create unique employee experiences aligned to culture, philosophy, and goals.