If we want our organizations to achieve higher productivity, improved talent retention and increased revenue, then we must understand that employee engagement is the accelerator that helps organizations achieve goals. Talent is the most important asset in an organization, and the lifeblood of its success. There is no stronger predictor of success for an organization than a highly engaged workforce.
Brandon Hall Group will dig into this topic Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the webinar: Employee Engagement: A Culture "To-Do" or a Performance Driver?, presented by Saba. There are two sessions - one at 9 a.m. EST and another at 1 p.m. EST.
Recognizing the need for greater employee engagement is the easy part. Knowing what to do and how to do it is the harder part. How do talent leaders turn employee engagement from a fuzzy item on their "to-do list" into an integrated, performance-driven business initiative?
We need to begin with a fresh look into employee engagement and the factors that drive it. Employee engagement is not just a bellwether for employee sentiment or how employees "feel" about their work and workplace. A highly engaged workforce should be seen as a business accelerator and competitive advantage in the market.
We need to leverage employee engagement to create a stronger link between employee development and individual and business performance. The more employees are engaged, the greater their developmental potential and contribution to performance. The nexus between workforce effectiveness and employee engagement is the integration of your employee engagement initiatives into your overall talent management strategies and practices. Finally, it's essential to understand the critical role engagement technology can play in powering up the value of your talent programs and investments, which feed into employee engagement.
An organization's talent strategy is the most important strategy for an organization. The successful execution of the business strategy is predicated on a high-performance talent strategy. In order to have such a talent strategy, an organization must bring out the very best in its workforce. To do that, employees must feel highly engaged with the organization.