Managers have a duty to set goals and standards for employees in addition to being a constant cheerleader and mentor to them. Leaders tend to either drive productivity from their employees or drive employee engagement, but the challenge comes when trying to drive both. At the moment, just 34% of workers in the US are engaged, according to research from Gallup. There’s definitely room for improvement, so I’ve outlined six qualities that managers need to ensure robust employee engagement:
Communicate clear strategy and direction
Inspire and motivate
Establishing stretch goals
Has high integrity and inspires trust
Organizations rely on the commitment and engagement of their workforces in order to thrive. Put simply, the more engaged an employee is, the more effort they'll put in.
Samantha Sokol is a Recruitment Consultant with WilsonHCG. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from La Roche College, her MBA from Grand Canyon University, and has been recruiting for more than four years. When taking a break from hunting for top talent, Samantha enjoys reading, creating music and performing with her flute, and Pittsburgh sporting events.