Top Employee Engagement Trends

Border Image
Top Employee Engagement Trends
Susan Comyn
3 minute read
Employee Retention

Employee engagement is about creating an emotional connection with the individual and their place of work, then the process starts the minute you receive a CV.

At Occupop we know that hiring the right candidate is just the first step of the employee life cycle. In such a competitive market, the need to engage talent from day one is essential in order to retain those valuable individuals you’ve worked so hard to find. In this series of blogs, we speak with employee engagement experts Wrkit about current trends, and the tools out there to support HR managers in achieving their employee engagement and retention targets. Today we’re interviewing Sara Glynn, Marketing & Customer Success Manager at Wrkit.

employee engagement trends occupop

Question 1:  Tell me a bit about Wrkit

Well Wrkit was established in 2003 as a voluntary benefits and loyalty programme provider, originally trading under a different name. At that time, we had just one product which was our Lifestyle Savings product. Since then our product portfolio has grown to meet the changing needs of our clients. The Wrkit platform now includes five modules: Lifestyle Savings, Learning, POWR (wellbeing tool), Recognition and Surveys, each of which generates data insights for HR Managers. Our mission is to help organisations cultivate healthier, happier working environments. We have a very diverse client book, serving everything from banks to construction companies, and hospitals to hotels. Currently we operate in the UK and Republic of Ireland with some clients having audiences further afield including Bahrain and the USA. Our platform is scalable to accommodate businesses of all sizes, from just 10 employees, right up to 20,000.

Question 2: What business challenges do your clients face?

We see a variety of challenges which differ from one client to the next. It seems however that every industry is impacted by the heightening competition, and without fail our client conversations touch on employee engagement, wellbeing and retention.

INSERT-CTA

Question 3: What’s the first step to engage an employee?

If you consider that employee engagement is about creating an emotional connection with the individual and their place of work, then the process starts the minute you receive a CV. The recruitment and onboarding experience can massively impact how an employee see’s their place of employment, so nailing both of these stages is essential. Then it comes down to the culture and having the right tools in place to ensure each employee can work with vigour, dedication and absorption throughout their career.  

Question 4: What is your top tip for a HR Manager planning their employee engagement strategy?

There is so much literature out there about best practices for engaging employees, it’s creating a sense of urgency but often we see action happening without understanding. Companies aren’t taking the necessary steps to gather feedback and make informed business decisions. My absolute top tip is to survey your workforce before, and after taking action. Employee satisfaction surveys can yield valuable insights while giving employees a voice, utilise these to paint a picture of the employee experience within your company. Gather your insights and plan relevant initiatives according to what your population want. Oh, and always seek feedback on initiatives you do run, short surveys can give you all the information you need to strive for excellence in the future.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the next Q&A where will be talking about stress, burnout in work the workplace and planning a sustainable well-being strategy.

Interviewee:  

Sara Glynn, Marketing and Customer Success Manager at Wrkit

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-glynn/

About Wrkit:

Wrkit specialises in the creation of better, healthier working environments, connecting and engaging people through technology.

More info:

https://wrkit.com/

Connect:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/wrkit/

https://www.facebook.com/wrkitofficial

@WrkitTweets

Summary Points

We speak with employee engagement experts Wrkit about current trends, and the tools out there to support HR managers in achieving their employee engagement and retention targets.

  • What’s the first step to engage an employee? If you consider that employee engagement is about creating an emotional connection with the individual and their place of work, then the process starts the minute you receive a CV. The recruitment and onboarding experience can massively impact how an employee see’s their place of employment, so nailing both of these stages is essential.
  • What is your top tip for a HR Manager planning their employee engagement strategy? Top tip is to survey your workforce before, and after taking action. Employee satisfaction surveys can yield valuable insights while giving employees a voice, utilise these to paint a picture of the employee experience within your company. Gather your insights and plan relevant initiatives according to what your population want.
Get the latest HR updates sent straight to your inbox
Something went wrong while submitting the form. Please try again or refresh the page and try again.
Border Image

You might also like...

More blogs
Border Image
Occupop is an all-in-one HR recruitment software solution that simplifies the hiring process, making it easy to attract the best talent & manage candidates.
Job Posting Engine
Job Posting Engine
With one click, post your job to multiple free, discounted and premium job boards.
Talent Pools
Talent Pools
Seamlessly track candidates through our database and candidate tagging features.
Smart Screening
Smart Screening
Custom application forms with smart questions and A.I. powered CV screening.
Candidate Automation
Candidate Automation
Streamline the entire hiring process with interview scheduling and email templates.
Team Collaboration
Team Collaboration
Communicate easily through hiring manager review and interview scorecards.
Analytics
Analytics
Take control of your hiring process with real-time reports, analytics and insights.
Border Image

Hiring can be easy.
Let us show you how.

Success!

We have received your details.
One of our team will be in touch to schedule a time for a demo.

Flip it!
Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Please try again or refresh the page and try again.

TRANSFORMING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AT
Border Image