Before we explore some best practices to improve employee engagement, it’s important to set goals first. If you don’t have a clear goal, it’s difficult to know where to begin. To set employee engagement goals, you’ll need the help of your business’s senior managers and executives to determine what you want to get out of engaging with your employees. Maybe you want to become a top place to work and attract the best talent, improve customer satisfaction, or reduce turnover.
Once you’ve identified what you want out of your new employee engagement efforts, you can brainstorm ways to get there with your leadership team. Just remember that as time goes on, your priorities may change. This year, staff retention might be the top priority, but next year, you might be focused on building a high-performance culture or reducing absenteeism. Employee engagement is a long-term process, so just make sure your goals reflect that.