Given that employee engagement continues to be reported as being the number one priority for UK organisations, this article from HR Grapevine suggests five simple ways to engage employees and boost productivity.
Unsurprisingly, asking employees is a great place to start. Finding out to what extent an individual feels they're able to use their own initiative in their current job role, and how often and consistently development and career conversations are occurring are two examples of great opening questions that encourage dialogue between manager and employee.
With depressed productivity a burning business issue, it's shocking that only 12% of employees in the UK, US and Canada have been asked what would improve their workplace experience. The research, compiled by Sage People, found similar data to the Gallup poll: that only one in three people at work are fully motivated and productive. And with over nine in 10 millennials, who are soon set to make up over 50% of the workforce, responding to the Sage People survey that a positive working environment drives higher engagement and production, the takeaway for employers is clear: action is needed.