All around the country, organizations are putting the focus on retention, engagement, and communication. Luckily for us, these three pieces are all interrelated, making it easy to strengthen one while developing the other. With Truvelop, you have a variety of tools to help you prioritize the employee experience by: boosting engagement, increasing meaningful communication, and retaining your talent.
TRUVELOP TIP: PRIORITIZE THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
When we consider our Team Members’ experiences, it helps to understand what motivates and inspires them, what they’re working towards, and what they need from us, their Managers. As you get started, check out these different tools/resources to help you prioritize the employee experience.
- Identify and Develop Motivators: Why do each of your Team Members come to work and give it their all each day? What helps them push through challenges? Open up this conversation with your Team Members by having them complete the Individual Development Plans in the Knowledge Center. If you already know what drives your Team Members, but they’re still showing signs of disengagement, check out Building Motivation and Engagement and see if there could be anything missing from their experience. Showing your dedication to creating a positive and meaningful work environment will help your Team Members to check-in and stay engaged.
- Set Performance and Career Goals: Setting both short and long-term goals can help your employee to stay on track. When we blend long-term career goals with short-term performance goals, we are creating a personal, emotional investment in the creation of those professional goals. Additionally, “employees who strongly agree that their managers helped them set performance goals are 69% more engaged compared to employees who did not have managers help them” (Gallup). At the next goal-setting check-in, try emphasizing the why behind the desired performance outcomes.
- Request Feedback: As Managers, we are typically the ones delivering feedback during an employee assessment. We share coaching tips or praise to our direct reports. However, receiving feedback from our Team Members can really strengthen our relationships and build even more trust. Let’s hear about the employee experience directly from the source! Whether you are Requesting a Spark from a Team Member or asking for feedback in a Spark, simply opening up the conversation can increase employee engagement and give them a stronger sense of autonomy.
|With less than 80 days left in 2021, make sure to continue to take time for check-ins, sit-downs, evaluations and real-time feedback through Spark. The more touchpoints the better to increase engagement and build trust.
TRUVELOP TIP: ENGAGE TO RETAIN
In order to reduce turnover and increase engagement, it’s important that Managers help foster a culture that values employees and shows a genuine interest in their professional and personal growth goals, and life challenges. When Managers communicate with Team Members regularly and recognize them, engagement and motivation increase.
Here are a few tips on how to best engage and retain our top talent.