If COVID 19 has taught us anything, it’s that business tools like email, intranets and written letters simply don’t cut it when it comes to engaging with today’s workforce. Even more so when people have been or continue to work from home.
Disengagement causes real damage to both an organisation’s productivity and profitability. With zero ability to measure whether important business updates or corporate messages have been delivered, there’s no easy way to know if they have been read, understood, let alone be able to test the mood, morale and temperature of your workforce – that is until now.
Employee engagement is one of the most important indicators in gauging work satisfaction. With employees looking for more than simply ‘punching in and out of work’ each day, they want to be more involved in their work, have more ownership for what happens and be passionate about the organisation they work.
Low engagement can be caused by several factors ranging from poor company communication, lack of recognition, to not understanding or being aligned with the company’s mission. It’s clear that company leadership teams need to be viewing employee engagement as a strategic business objective. Not least because engaged employees lead to higher levels of productivity, improved quality of work and lower staff turnover.
According to Gallup, engaged employees are 21% more productive than their less engaged counterparts yet only 13% of employees strongly agree their leadership teams communicate effectively with the rest of the organisation.
Giving Head Office teams the right tools to engage, communicate, inform, teach, collaborate and drive action are just some of the reasons many of the UK’s leading retailers use Metro to help deliver their Employee Engagement strategies. From 1:1 communication and instant messaging to staff scheduling and online training, click here to book some time with us online and learn more about how we can help your business too.