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Eight Tips for Successful Employee Engagement

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Companies might place a high value on employee engagement, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing it right.

Here's 8 tips to drive success and maximize employee potential.

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Eight Tips for Successful Employee Engagement

  1. 1. Eight Tips for Successful Employee Engagement From the whitepaper “Eight decisive success factors for an employee engagement program.”
  2. 2. Companies might place a high value on employee engagement but that doesn’t mean they’re doing it right. Here are 8 things to strive for when designing your employee engagement program to drive success and maximize employee potential.
  3. 3. Survey content driven by corporate strategy Engage internal stakeholders early and often not only to align all your actions with corporate strategy, but also to establish surveys as a core part of that strategy. Tip #1
  4. 4. High degree of commitment from senior management To drive buy-in across the organization, ask leadership to demonstrate support and interest in the program by regularly talking about it in meetings, town hall gatherings, and all communications out to employees. Tip #2
  5. 5. Continual communication about the engagement program Frequent updates on implementation or actions following surveys is a great way to ensure increased participation in the program, especially between survey cycles. Tip #3
  6. 6. Dialogue-based involvement of employees in the follow-up process Make sure employees have a voice in the follow-up process. Consult with them closely by developing ideas together on how to approach and work with the results. Tip #4
  7. 7. Involvement of an internal data protection officer If you want employees to participate in an engagement program, they must know that their personal information and their responses stay private and confidential. Tip #5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
  8. 8. Conscious resource planning within the engagement program project team For the engagement program to take off, you must have a dedicated team devoted to it. Making people aware of that commitment will also help with buy-in across the org. Tip #6
  9. 9. Structured process to support less successful teams It’s not enough to identify under-performing teams – you need a plan in place to help them improve. This could include local support teams or monthly best-practice calls. Tip #7
  10. 10. Communication specially tailored to internal stakeholders Communications and materials targeted at certain groups, such as post-survey action plans for management, will increase the effectiveness and success of the entire program. Tip #8
  11. 11. ibm.com/employeevoice If you’d like to learn more about building a successful program and positioning HR as a strategic partner within the organization, read the whitepaper “Eight decisive success factors for an employee engagement program.” Read The Whitepaper LOP14523USEN-00

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