Employee engagement is a very intentional step that companies take to retain most of their employees without having to hire every year. Keeping the employees engaged is a major challenge most companies face. If employee engagement goes right leads to higher sales, fewer mistakes, and a happy workforce. It also improves productivity, customer satisfaction, profitability and innovation from a stimulated staff.

Engagement activities that employees enjoy include:

  • Encourage creative ways to share out knowledge
  • Allow your employees to get involved in business planning process
  • Open up a knowledge sharing platform
  • Encourage and open up learning opportunities for all
  • Show them the company's financial statement
  • Indulge them in some office fun like sports
  • Create awareness and enthusiasm for upcoming opportunities
  • Set a hack night and invite everyone
  • Allow the employees to create their onboarding practice
  • Turn onboarding into a fun activity
  • Produce an internal magazine and allow everyone to contribute
  • Let your employees get involved in charity
  • Assign company values
  • Encourage brainstorming together
  • Let the teams create their set of values
  • Create office themed days allowing ideas to flow from the employees
  • Assign a mentor to newbies
  • Play the happiness at work card game
  • Take group photos whether in the office or out of office
  • Encourage your employees to volunteer in organizations they support
  • Raise their salaries
  • Appreciate and encourage innovation
  • Emphasize on your company's stand – the values and missions
  • Celebrate people during their crucial moments
  • Celebrate achievements whether big or small
  • Learn how to give and receive feedback
  • Ask the employees to help come up with new engagement ideas
  • Empower your employees
  • Respect all your employees
  • Encourage employees to develop a learning mentality
  • Get social with your employees
  • Get an expert to assist your company in employee engagement
  • Ensure resources are available for what needs to be done
  • Strive to build long-term engagement
  • Allow feedback from your employees
  • Encourage your employees to try and try again
  • Hold brainstorming sessions to give a voice to the employees
  • Take time to share happy times with the employees
  • Focus on employee interests
  • Prepare mentorship programs for newbies
  • Get your employees out to breathe fresh air
  • Communicate plans to keep everyone updated
  • Do not overload your employees
  • Take note of what work and what doesn't
  • Be patient with your employees
  • Break monotony in schedules to eliminate stress
  • Refresh the workflow asking employees to share their ideas
  • Offer healthy options to your employees
  • Introduce a health and wealth program for your employees
  • Feed, your employees with inside information, to avoid rumors
  • Insist of work-life balance for all employees