Are you struggling to keep your employees engaged? You certainly aren’t alone – this is something that many employers have trouble with. Employee engagement requires ongoing assessment and encouragement – it’s not something that happens naturally when you’re hands off.
The good news is that the effort you put into engaging your employees will pay off. Teams and employees who are actively engaged are more likely to achieve company goals, help out other team members and be satisfied in their roles. And when workers are happy, they are less likely to look for other work.
Below are some of the most innovative ways to promote employee engagement.
Provide Employees with Resources
Workers should not have to look outside the workplace to get the resources they need. But don’t assume all employees are comfortable coming to you when they need something. A better approach is to check-in often and make sure they have what they need, including the right training, materials and tools. Also keep supplies stocked – paper, writing instruments, notepads, hand sanitizer, etc.
Launch a Company Web Store
A company web store puts all your branded merchandise onto one platform so that employees can easily shop and place orders. By approving the merchandise that goes into your store, you reduce frustration for your teams and ensure that all merchandise is consistent, high quality and shipped on time. Your workers can also shop for branded swag on your web store.
Celebrate Goals and Milestones
When your company reaches a milestone or your team hits a goal, be sure to celebrate. And – you don’t have to pay for a catered lunch to show your appreciation. You can acknowledge hard-working employees with a swag kit, branded apparel or ‘points’ to spend in your company store. In fact, employees will probably prefer this, as these items have a much longer shelf life than a 10-minute lunch.
Use Swag Kits to Build Strong Teams
Another way to keep employees engaged is by utilizing swag kits. You can welcome new hires with an onboarding kit that helps them feel like part of the team from the start. You can also keep remote workers engaged by sending them a WFH (Work From Home) swag kit that contains all the essentials. Swag boxes can also be used for milestones, anniversaries and more. Your employees will love receiving a box of goodies!
Keep Open Communication
Maintain open communication at your workplace – it’s the best way to know what’s going on with your teams and what areas need attention. Open communication also shows employees that they can come to you with problems or concerns. This lowers the risk for gossip, misinformation and rumors. If you do receive consistent feedback, address it so you can build a better workforce.
These are some of the best ways to keep your employees engaged. Most employees simply want to be recognized for their hard work and made to feel like a valued member of the team. To discuss your options for building a company web store or expanding your branded merchandise, contact Inkwell today.