Engagement, engagement, engagement. It's the word every HR team has written at the top of a dry-erase board during a strategy meeting at least once.
And for good reason, right? The state of talent acquisition and development in 2018 is such that employers need to hold onto good workers; there are only so many skilled employees for top companies (let alone small and midsize businesses) to go around.
The real challenge with engagement is turning it from a buzzword into an actionable part of how an organization functions. As with many problems in HR, there's no "silver bullet," but experts who spoke with HR Dive for this special edition said creating meaningful roles that have a clear importance within the enterprise is a good place to start. And just as mountains of personal devices and software solutions flood the workplace, we dive into how HR can make technology a force that supports engagement, rather than one that overwhelms.
For real engagement, show employees where they fit in
Managers should communicate how employees' work advances the employer's goals, experts say. Read More »
Can tech drive engagement?
It's not tech tools themselves that drive engagement, but the productivity enabled. Read More »
Enhancing engagement in the 5-generation workforce
Engaging employees at various career stages can be difficult, and generational differences can make it even more challenging. Read More »
Gamification in learning: A boon for engagement and team building
The concept is winning favor with both learners and training professionals. Read More »
Global employee engagement rebounded in 2017, tying an all-time high
An Aon analysis of 5 million employees worldwide across 1,000 organizations showed recognition and fair pay were top engagement drivers. Read More »
The 'old-fashioned' survey still matters when measuring employee engagement
Research at Facebook found that even in an age of machine learning algorithms, direct surveys are still a winner. Read More »