Identify & Select Employee Engagement Initiatives
Identify short-term fixes and long-term strategies that will positively impact your top engagement issues.
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- Most organizations spend a lot of time and resources conducting surveys to gather knowledge about employee engagement. The ultimate goal of the survey is to identify and implement necessary change to better the organization.
- Lack of employee engagement survey follow-up and subsequent organizational change result in serious consequences for the key HR performance indicators of employee productivity, retention, and attendance.
- Even when engagement survey follow-up does take place, often organizational management leaves employees out of the process, jumping immediately to solutions before fully understanding the underlying problems. This results in dissatisfying and failed initiatives.
- The most significant errors occur in the back end of the employee engagement survey project: deciding what to change, executing on the proposed changes, and then communicating them to the organization. Only 49% of organizations implement actual change as a result of their employee engagement survey.
Impact and Result
- A large majority of organizations that do implement engagement initiatives execute projects that treat symptoms and not the root causes of employee disengagement.
- Initiatives are typically generated, selected, and implemented by the executive and management team, resulting in initiatives with limited impact and poor employee buy-in.
- Involving staff from the beginning and keeping them in the loop through effective communication are integral to the success of your organization’s engagement program.
- In-depth interviews with HR professionals, business leaders in chief executive roles, managers, and employees to learn about employee engagement surveys and initiatives.
- Over 140 respondents to a survey on successful outcomes of employee engagement surveys.
- Over 100 employees from 3 organizations participated in brainstorming sessions that followed an employee engagement survey.
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Get to Action
Leverage survey results and employee involvement
Generate and select change initiatives that will make a big impact on engagement.
Facilitate issue and initiative break-out sessions with employees
Identify and rank the gaps between current and ideal state, and determine the means to close those gaps.