Educate to Engage
Linking Learning & Employee EngagementDownload E-book
But what exactly is employee engagement? Employee engagement is a combination of being invested in your work; it’s knowing what your company’s goals are, and having the tools and the drive to contribute to your organization effectively.
At Instructure, we believe there’s a better way to engage your employees.
It’s not about maintaining a morale level just high enough to avoid a mass exodus.
It’s not about spending whole workdays watching compliance videos that are forgotten as soon as they’re over.
And it’s not about trying to motivate employees with yearly reviews and hopes of small cost-of-living increases.
A lot can happen in a year, so the dialogue between managers and employees should be ongoing. That way, problems are solved instead of stewed upon, people get the tools needed to do their jobs better, and the company thrives.
Only when employees feel safe enough, valued enough, and empowered enough can innovation occur. Without employee engagement, you aren't headed toward innovation, you're headed for extinction.
You can’t scare your employees into caring
What do you want most out of your employees? Productivity? Quality customer service? A positive impact on your bottom line? Then you need engaged employees.
But are you still using “carrot-and-stick motivators” (rewards and punishments)? It’s time to rethink those methods. In his bestselling book “Drive,” Daniel Pink says there’s a gap between what science knows about motivation and what business knows. What are the key characteristics that motivate your workforce?
Autonomy - "Let me do my job my way"
Mastery - "Help me learn and grow"
Purpose - "Make me feel like what I'm doing matters"
Is your business ignoring these motivators?
Engage your employees now, before someone else does.
Continue training your top performers or you could soon be training their replacements. Focus on learning as a key tool to improve employee engagement.
Access to learning and training opportunities is the second-most valued form of recognition among employees surveyed by Quantum Workforce across a variety of industries, experience levels and demographics. It even outranked receiving a spontaneous cash bonus!
In a nutshell: help your employees grow as professionals and they will help your business grow. Keep them engaged and on board with these best practices:
Focus on millennials’ learning styles
Provide time for stretch assignments
Build a culture of learning
Train your leaders
Training shouldn’t feel like torture
We’ve all heard groans when training and development is mentioned. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This is especially important for the ever-growing numbers of millennials in the workforce. By 2025, millennials are expected to make up 75 percent of the global workforce.
Are you still making employees watch that two-hour video on sexual harassment or safety compliance? Millennials will check out before you even press “play.” Engage them the way they live, work, and interact:
Your content must speak ‘TwitChatGramTube’ (aka millennial)
Make it bite-sized.Millennials are accustomed to 140-character limits, 10-second disappearing videos, and the ability to fast forward through commercials.
Make it social.Eighty-four percent of millennials are social media users.
Make it visual.Over 65 percent of millennials prefer to learn visually. Beyond millennials, visual content still rules the day. Ninety percent of the information our brains process is visual, and our brain is able to process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.
To Get Started:Download E-book
What are you waiting for?
Ready, set, engage.
Studies prove that engaged employees drive greater productivity, quality, and profitability. Yet employee engagement is at abysmal levels throughout the United States. And workers under 25 rate professional development as their number-one driver of engagement.
The message is clear: it’s time to move learning and development to the front burner and start finding ways to make employee training easier, more effective, interesting, and intuitive. Have we convinced you? Want to learn more?
Bridge is a modern learning and engagement platform created to drive a compelling learning experience, while helping employees and companies grow.
Learn more at www.GetBridge.com
Why you need a
culture of learning
Workplace learning makes employees smarter. But did you know it also makes them more engaged and loyal?
We surveyed more than 2,000 people at companies across the United States to find out how company culture and values relate to:
Employees want more than a culture of free food. (They want free learning too)
Among the elements of company culture we studied, free meals had the least effect on engagement and loyalty. Workplace learning, on the other hand, did the most to align personal and organizational values - and that's where engagement and loyalty come from.
Almost 100 percent of employees at companies with a strong culture of learning reported feeling engaged at work and loyal to their company.
A culture of learning = a culture of leadership
Less than half (44.4%) of employees we surveyed said they're actively being developed for future leadership positons. But most (60.6%) said leaders in their company are promoted from within.
How can you help your future leaders develop the skills they need to succeed?
Learn more about how a strong culture of learning can help lay the groundwork of success - for your employees, your leaders, your company, and your bottom line.
Thriving in the Workplace of 2020
Technology has changed the way today's (and tomorrow's) workers communicate, collaborate, learn, and live.
By 2020, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z will all be sharing the same workspace and Keurig machines. While their differences run deeper than age and an espresso-filled swimming pool, there is hope.
Training is more vital than ever to organizational success, and today’s L&D and HR pros need an arsenal of tools to empower a diverse group of workers.
From onboarding to ongoing training, your L&D programs MUST be:
Relevant / not one-size-fits-all
Designed for advancement
Is your relationship status “disengaged”?
Organizations with high engagement scores outperform the market at an alarming rate, even during tough times. But only 34% of U.S. employees are engaged at work.
Boomers are heading out. Boomerangs are coming back (and back and back).
With flighty workers zigging and zagging around the career ladder, many of them are sure to return to your office. Create hiring and training processes to accommodate this new phenom, and even gain some competitive intel.
Workplace 2020 is coming in hot.
Brace yourself with this e-book:
Published June 2016 by Instructure, Inc.
© 2016 Instructure Inc. All rights reserved.
By continuing to browse or by clicking "I Accept", you agree to the storing of first- and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.