To Build an Engaged Workforce?
You must be really
surprised with the high attrition in your organization despite paying
such good packages and must be wondering that why the competitors
are not facing the same. The scenario has completely changed and
itís no longer the good package that builds up a committed workforce.
The employee longs
for much more than the just the salary that he takes home. The
concept that plays a very important role in todayís scenario is
what is Employee Engagement?
Itís the psychological
commitment of the employees to the assigned task. It means that
how well an employee relates himself to his work, how dedicated
the employee is towards his work and so on.
The primary behaviors of engaged employees
positively about the organization to coworkers, potential
employees and customers,
strong desire to be a member of the organization,
extra effort to contribute to the organizationís success.
of the candidate with the organization begins from the day when
heís given the offer letter.
should be made feel that he is a new member in the family.
The time lag between the joining date and the offer letter
should be well managed by the HR.
Year mail or birthday card though seem to be a very
small thing but it really has an impact.
entrant must feel welcomed it does not call for standing
at the entrance and greeting him with a garland. What
we are talking about is that before the actual joining
of the entrant a proper seat and all the essentials that
he needs for carrying out his task should be made available.
There should be
proper structured inductions, which make the employee fully
aware of the environment heís entering into. Thus it can be
said that the task of getting your employees engaged begins
from Day 1 Now after our first day initiative lets sets see
that what are the essentials that makes the workforce engaged.
must be fully clear with what is expected out of him unless
and until he knows what the organization expects out of him
he wont be able to give his 100%.
Unless and until
the boss lends the helping hand whenever the subordinate needs
it donít expect your workforce to be engaged The materials and
the equipments those are essential for carrying out the task
by the employees should be provided to them.
The peers should
be supportive enough and the whole team should function efficiently.
The employees should be informed at a regular interval about
their performances and due arrangements should be made which
help them overcome their loopholes.
Fair and appropriate
reward, recognition and incentive systems it increase the trust
of the employees in the management and thus adding to the motivation
and the level of commitment towards the organization
Besides the above
listed one many other factors might be affecting the engagement
level depending on the particular business requirement. Donít
forget upon the birthday bashes, annual functions and other small
- small events that add to the motivation level of the employees
and give them a good break from their hectic work life. The employee
engagement requires a two-way relationship between the employer
and the employee.
Do listen to the ideas of the employees and acknowledge them it
really adds to their morale and the confidence level. Work upon
the engagement process and see wonders happening in your organization.
It will really make a difference try it out.
Writer: Nidhi Gulati is pursuing MBA (HR) from
IMED, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. Email: [email protected]