Although employee engagement is recognized as being essential to retaining talent, many organizations continue to struggle with implementing strategies that will drive engagement. Low levels of employee engagement can be costly to an organization. According to Gallup, actively disengaged employees cost the organization $3,400 for every $10,000 in salary. If employees become so disengaged that they leave, the costs can be significant as well. Deloitte estimates that every percentage point saved in annual turnover save the firm $400 million.
Who has the greatest influence on employee engagement?
Other research tells us that there’s one person in an organization who has the greatest impact on whether employees enjoy coming to work or are miserable in their jobs. That person is their manager. In fact, one of the top three reasons people leave a company is because of a poor relationship with their direct manager.
In this boot camp, Sharlyn Lauby , HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc., will take participants on a revealing journey that includes recognizing the warning signs of disengagement, and creating an environment that helps managers engage, motivate and retain their talent by addressing the primary causes of disengagement.
This session has been pre-approved for 6 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HRCI.
Welcome and icebreaker
Three signs of employee disengagement
- Productivity (lack of meaningful work), relevance (lack of learning and growth) and reliance (lack of self-management)
- Calculating the cost of employee disengagement
- Benefits of an engaged workforce
Vulnerability to employee disengagement
- Case Study: recognizing the signs
- Exercise: organizational assessment and self-assessment
Creating an engaged workforce
- Building meaningful work environments
- Designing a learning organization
- Implementing an autonomous culture
Developing an organizational action plan
Practicing the skills
- Coaching other managers
- Developing a personal action plan
Let’s wrap things up
- Letter to myself