Four in five no employee engagement strategy
Too few employers have an engagement strategy in order to boost the morale of their workforce, new findings have revealed. A survey by YouForce revealed that 79 per cent of organisations said that they do not have an employee engagement strategy in place.
Of those that have implemented employee engagement strategies, 30 per cent said it improved productivity while 13 per cent claimed it reduced turnover at their companies.
Lee Grant, vice president, international at Youforce, said: "Our research shows that employee engagement is the current big challenge for HR professionals as it is linked in to so many areas of the HR function. While this is seen as the responsibility of HR, it is something that should be taken on by all employees."
He added that organisations which implement the correct management training programmes to improve communication between staff and supervisors will help to boost efficiency.
Separate research released recently by consultancy firm, DecisionWise, announced that it had created an employee engagement survey online reporting tool – the Leadership Intelligence® System, in a bid to increase the level of engagement in companies.