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Employee Engagement Steps: Questions to guide your one-on-one employee engagement meetings

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To increase employee engagement, after conducting an employee engagement survey, meet one-on-one with each employee you manage. This is one of the first steps you can take to improve engagement. This presentation offers questions to guide your conversations with employees. The questions are organized around the six drivers of employee engagement.

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Employee Engagement Steps: Questions to guide your one-on-one employee engagement meetings

  1. 1. Engage Each Employee Engage…Retain…Prosper Employee Engagement Steps: Questions to Guide Your One-on-one Employee Engagement Meetings ©2014 Sheila L. Margolis www.SheilaMargolis.com
  2. 2. Do these Statements Describe Your Employees? I get deeply absorbed in my work. I am proud of this organization. I put forth extra effort to help this organization succeed.
  3. 3. To Increase Engagement, Meet One-on-One with Each Employee You Manage
  4. 4. Six Areas Guide Your Conversations During Employee Engagement Meetings FIT TRUST CARING COMMUNICATIONACHIEVEMENT OWNERSHIP
  5. 5. FIT • Meaningfulness • Harmony Be Sure Employees Are a Fit
  6. 6. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Fit” Questions to Ask • When you come to work each day, what do you look forward to? • What could be added to or changed in your job to make it more satisfying? • What can I do differently to best assist you? • Are you fully using your talents? • What is one thing you’d like to change in this department?
  7. 7. Have a Trusting Workplace TRUST • Integrity & Honesty • Fairness & Consistency • Competence
  8. 8. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Trust” Questions to Ask • Do you feel you are treated with honesty? • Do you feel procedures, distributions, and interactions are fair? • Are actions consistent? • Are you proud of the organization? What could make you more proud?
  9. 9. Show that You Care CARING • Relationships/F riendships • Belonging • Teamwork • Support
  10. 10. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Caring” Questions to Ask • Tell me about yourself…. • Do you feel like a part of the team? • How easy do I make it for you to do great work? • What tools, resources, or support do you need to do your job well?
  11. 11. Keep Employees Informed and Listen COMMUNICATION • Certainty • Transparency • Openness
  12. 12. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Communication” Questions to Ask • Are you clear about your roles, goals, and expectations? • What information do you need to help you in your job? • Do you feel like your opinions count? How could this be improved?
  13. 13. Help Employees Grow, Develop, & Achieve ACHIEVEMENT • Feedback & Progress • Recognition • Learning & Development
  14. 14. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Achievement” Questions to Ask • Are you progressing in your career goals here? • What would you like to be learning? • Does your work challenge you and help you grow and develop? • Do you feel like you are appreciated and recognized for doing good work?
  15. 15. Help Employees Feel Like an Owner OWNERSHIP • Autonomy • Involvement • Flexibility
  16. 16. Employee Engagement Meetings: Sample “Ownership” Questions to Ask • Are there ways you would like to participate more in decisions affecting your work? • Do you have enough flexibility and freedom in your job to do great work?
  17. 17. Increase Engagement through Employee Engagement Meetings www.SheilaMargolis.com smargolis@CultureofDistinction.com

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