Employee Engagement

The Secret to Employee Engagement

Unlock the secret to employee engagement and unleash your team's potential. Discover effective strategies to foster motivation and loyalty.

Companies know the value of engaged employees. Engaged employees bring passion and interest to their work. On the opposite end of the spectrum bored and disinterested employees will apathetically do their work. Having engaged employees can put a company on the map. It’s why so many organizations are spending money hand over fist for learning and development programs for their employees. 

When employee development is done right, employees learn hard skills which prepare them for leadership roles and promotions. 

A recent Gallup poll shows that 87% of millennials look at career growth as a vital as part of a job.

People perform at their best when they feel good. No one who is down in the dumps turns out good work and consistently meets deadlines. Yes, employees want monetary compensation, but deep down what they really want is to feel worthwhile, connected to something important and to be appreciated.

Employees want managers and supervisors to invest in their skills, their future and their well-being. Employees want their work to mean something. No one aspires to be a cog in the machine of a giant corporation that doesn’t notice or acknowledge you.

Mentoring is the secret to employee engagement.

Mentoring can take on many forms. Which is best depends on the specific situation an organization one is in. Mentoring can be formal where a veteran executive takes on a younger employee. It can be done peer-to-peer and also in groups. Whichever method is used, mentoring creates productivity, culture, engagement and inclusive workspaces.

Mentoring is a positive relationship. The mentor can point out pitfalls to avoid, give advice and act as a sounding board. This connection between mentor and mentee organically grows and engages employees at every organizational level.

Mentoring makes work personal. Now, most of what happens in the workplace shouldn’t be personal. Important choices should be made based on what’s best for the company and personal favorites shouldn’t play into it. But, when employees are able to blend their personal views and values into their work the work is usually of a higher quality. 

Staff can tap into their mentor’s vast wealth of knowledge and experience. Mentors are often adept at “soft skills” which have taken years of trial and error to develop. The amount of time it takes to learn these skills under a mentor is drastically shorter than taking on a managerial position and falling on your face for a few years until you learn how to manage people properly.

On the other side of the coin, mentoring programs can also “re-engage” senior staff who might need a new boost in their professional lives. They get to learn about emerging technologies from their mentees and the relationship helps them to become better leaders.

Mentoring takes a company's most valuable asset (its experienced and successful people) and uses them to spread knowledge and productivity throughout the organization. Building and supervising a tailored mentoring program for your company using Wisdom Share can drastically boost employee engagement.

Today, skilled workers are difficult to come by and once you have them they can be hard to keep. Mentoring provides an engagement and learning platform which reduces turnover and attracts new talent.

Implementing a mentoring program is a major leap towards total employee engagement. 

Mentor Resources can help any company to leverage technology to create tailored career development programs that are cost-effective. Our mentoring software - Wisdom Share is a cloud-based program that is simple and comes with guided workflows. Included are tools for administrators to attract, enroll, connect and guide participants. We also provide analytics to ensure you can monitor your employee development program and easily see ROI metrics. 

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