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Employee Engagement

Question:

Employee engagement is a term that I am not really familiar with.  What does it really mean?  Doesn’t it just mean that an employee is satisfied in their job?

Answer:

Forbes defines employee engagement as the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.  Employee engagement goes well beyond job satisfaction and is a term used for those who are truly connected to an organization – its mission and its values.

Employees can be fully satisfied with their jobs but still not “engaged” – satisfied with status quo and just going through the motions.  To have a fully engaged employee is to have someone who will go above and beyond in most circumstances.  It is a relationship that is based on trust and communication that enhances the organizational and individual performance, resulting in success for both.  For a detailed guide to employee engagement, check out this article.

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