Employee engagement has been a source of discussion in the business world for many years. However, it is only recently that organisations have begun to take it more seriously and try to figure out how to improve employee engagement.
Employee engagement is how employees feel about their work and workplace. It’s the level of commitment, motivation, and passion employees have for their jobs and company.
If you’re trying to create a cohesive and collaborative work environment, having happy employees is fundamental. When your employees have improved wellbeing, they will feel more comfortable in their surroundings and be more confident in their abilities. When staff are happy and well, they are friendlier and more approachable which helps contribute to a positive atmosphere in the office. Having healthy relationships with colleagues can make all the difference when it comes to productivity.
Employee wellness programs have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to improve a company's overall health and keep it running smoothly. While there are many different opinions on what makes a successful, effective employee wellness program, there are several key elements all managers should include.
Employees are a business's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission. Employee wellbeing is important.
A mentor can serve many roles in an organisation. Mentors provide guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the mentee.
Mentoring is a relationship in which an older or more experienced person helps guide and teach someone who is less experienced. There are many different types of mentors such as teachers (professors), coaches that help people reach their goals; life coaches; business mentors/advisors; spiritual advisors with wisdom from another culture or belief system to offer insight into one's own beliefs.
Mentors provide a key resource to employees. Mentors can be found in many places, such as the workplace and within organizations. They are also available through programs that connect mentors with mentees looking for advice on career decisions or personal development issues.
A diverse group of people mixed within the workplace is bound to stir up some interesting issues. Creating a workplace where there is a positive culture of tolerance is the key to harnessing the competitive edge a diverse workforce gives the business.
Studies have shown that empathy has far-reaching effects in the workplace. It is therefore increasingly recognised as a crucial leadership quality in the current global market. This is pivotal as it builds a community of trust within a company’s team and has a knock-on effect on its stakeholders and customers, contributing to the longevity and sustainability of a business.
Conservatively estimated, one in four women will experience sexual harassment in the workplace at some stage during their working lifespan. The personal toll on these women - and those around them who deal with the secondary effects - is immense.
A great deal of noble and important work has been done on DEI in recent years, but we have hit a ceiling. That’s largely because diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives tend to select a core set of visible demographic minorities, segment people into these groups, and assume they define the workplace experience.
Document prepared by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee – Covid-19 Response)
Please note: This is an interim guide that may be updated as the outbreak in South Africa intensifies, to guide additional workforce preserving strategies. (CDC. Operational Considerations forthe Identification of Healthcare Workers and Inpatients with Suspected COVID-19 in non-US Healthcare Settings; accessed 12 April 2020)
In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers increasing spend on well-intentioned wellness programs such as onsite gyms and standing desks.
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