How to Improve Employee Engagement

Here’s why communicating about benefits is important.



It’s not uncommon to find someone who dislikes his or her job. In fact, just one-third of workers feel engaged in their positions, a State of the American Workplace report by Gallup reveals.  

If you’re an employer and feel some of your workers fall into that category, the reason why could be very simple: you’re failing to communicate with them about their benefits.  

Job perks—such as paid vacation time, health insurance and work/life balance—matter to employees, and not putting them up for discussion can give workers reason to withdraw or even leave the company. Fifty-one percent of employees even said they would change jobs for one that offered more flexible hours, according to Gallup.

Since many establishments now include extra offerings like health screenings, meal plans or child care, it’s important to speak with existing employees about which job perks matter most to them. It’s one way to keep them engaged and make them feel valued. 

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