Employees are the pillars of every organization’s success. They always play an active part in helping the organization move forward and it’s imperative to focus on keeping them engaged.
Learner engagement continues to be one of the most discussed and debated topics in L&D and for good reason. An engaged workforce contributes significantly to the company’s growth due to factors like higher productivity, lesser turnover and improved profitability. The popularity of the topic has been fuelled in recent times due to an increased understanding of the role of certain behavioral, physical, and social factors that play a key role in the learning process.
A Gallup poll from before the pandemic had suggested that 64% of employees surveyed felt unengaged and only 21% employees considered themselves to be “very engaged.” However, employee engagement has become an even bigger focal point during the pandemic amidst remote/hybrid work, considering L&D has been offering learning and development relevant to diverse audiences based in different locations.
Nonetheless, Covid or otherwise, it’s no secret that employee engagement is serious business. Organizations that leverage L&D to boost employee engagement have a better edge to build a more capable workforce and nurture talent for the future.
L&D teams can ensure that employees feel valued, are learning actively and can pursue their specific career goals by focussing on their engagement. After all, employee empowerment has a lot to do with helping them feel like a valued member of the team. And more importantly, employee engagement in this era is about experimenting with new methodologies, leveraging digital tools and technologies, personalizing learning journeys, sensitizing the frontline managers in nurturing team relationships and empowering employees to take ownership of their skilling & development and growth.
But it’s important to remember that no matter how superlative your learning programs are, they are hardly effective if they fail to engage your employees. These are crucial times for businesses. At this point, simply having employee engagement surveys once a year won’t cut it. Your workforce is the one that keeps your businesses running. So, looking at employee engagement tactics will go a long way in improving their commitment to your company and, in turn, the productivity of your business.
The common thread between all engaged employees is an organization’s investment in workforce learning and skilling, and reward and recognition. Our latest infographic illustrates 10 ways in which you can offer engaging learning experiences to your employees in 2022. Check it out!