4 Simple Steps To Engage Your Employees

large_2229569056Does getting your employees engaged in your company seem like a mystery to you? Many managers have gotten results by putting a system in place for the sole purpose of encouraging engagement. According to an article in HR Magazine, written by Mark Lukens, there are 4 simple steps to follow to make an employee feel right at home for the long haul.

Getting employees engaged right from the beginning of your working relationship is important for productivity, but also ensures that a passionate, hard working employee sticks around. Here are 4 steps:

  1. Be clear of your culture at the interview. As the economy gets better, candidates are going to get choosier about their job offers. By giving a clear explanation of your company’s culture, candidates will know right away whether or not they will shine in your corporate environment.
  2. Be clear in your actions. When you say you have a relaxed culture, but your interviewing process is structured with lots of rigorous steps, your actions are contradicting your words. Encourage interviewees to talk with candidates so they can get a true picture of how great it is to work at your company.
  3. Engage with your employees. Nothing will get a new employee disenchanted with their job faster than isolation. They will feel left out and will struggle to fit in with the rest of your employees, making work an uncomfortable place to be. Instead, take them to company social functions, encourage them to connect with other employees on social media, and build a mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Make it personal. Tailor your onboarding process to each employee. How an employee engages shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, take the employee out to lunch and figure out what is important. Getting to know your new employee will help you to understand how best to manage that individual now as well as going forward.

Though these steps are simple, they are also time-consuming. However, this should be looked at as a corporate lifestyle change. By working with new-hires on this process, you will ensure they will be engaged, passionate, and will stick with your company for the long haul.

Do you have a staffing requirement that has you thinking about how you’ll engage with a new employee? Contact Serenity Staffing today to help you find the perfect candidate that will shine in your corporate culture. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on the latest HR tips!