According to the most recent State of the American Workplace Report, 70% of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less productive than their engaged counterparts. As a result employees, many of them high-performing, end up leaving their job for a better opportunity or better pay. As a business owner, a good question to ask is “Why are my employees looking for new jobs in the first place?” This question can help you understand why you should take care of your employees, and keep them engaged.
One of the best ways to do this is to initiate regular and honest discussions regarding performance expectations, teamwork, leadership styles, and company performance. These conversations might not always be positive or comfortable conversations, however ignoring the challenges in your place of business means that you aren’t offering a realistic picture for your employees. The end result of this is typically an abrupt resignation or the employee might choose to disengage from their work, the team, and your organization.
Other ways to keep your employees engaged include initiating generous work-life benefits for them and providing a health benefits package. This is a strong signal that you care about your employees. Fostering a culture of engaged employees is dependent on many factors, such as the industry you’re in, location, company size, and how much money and resources the organization has to invest into developing this culture. Some of the best places to work succeed at employee engagement by understanding what employees are thinking, creating an intentionally engaging environment, and demonstrating appreciations for contributions no matter how small.
At Capital Insurance Group, we understand the risks and exposures that you face every day. Our agents are trained specialists in all types of Michigan Business Insurance for various industries. We have the expertise to understand your needs and can design a program that allows you to get the most for your money. Please contact us at 888.296.0418 for more information.