The HR Dictionary

Employee Engagement in HR

The extent to which individuals devote their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral resources to achieving successful organizational results is known as employee engagement. 

Any manager aspires to have people who are devoted to and engaged to their work. Employee engagement is influenced by numerous factors such as how content employees are at work, how close they feel to their coworkers and management, how frequently they feel recognized and valued for their accomplishments, and more. 

Benefits of Employee Engagement

  • Improved team performance - Team members are more likely to feel invested in their own jobs when they are surrounded by motivated, driven colleagues who care about what they do. Team engagement is influenced by individual performance, and team performance is enhanced by individual performance.
  • Reduced absenteeism - Employees who are engaged care about their team's success and are invested in their work. Therefore, it makes sense that they would work without unacceptable absences. 
  • Reduced employee stress - Both engaged and disengaged workers might experience workplace stress. The distinction is in how it is handled and how that stress manifests itself. Some workplace stress is typically much easier to manage and may even serve as motivation for engaged employees. Engaged workers are more likely to be self-aware and to be able to recognize when their stress levels go beyond a safe limit. Additionally, they are more likely to ask their peers and managers for help when they need it.
  • High employee retention - A devoted employee who is engaged and satisfied with their work is less likely to leave. Therefore, by increasing employee retention rates, the organization will have more motivated workers who will strengthen the team, add to the experience base, and help achieve the organizational goals.

HR management software provide great opportunities for HR Managers to improve employee engagement by conducting online training programs to develop employees, conducting performance reviews to review and help employees, creating career development goals for individual employees to create a path for career progress, defining goals and OKRs for effective performance measurement, and more.