What is Employee Engagement, Why is it Important?

If you are at a managerial position in a company, you might have overheard someone from your own team or another about their plans to quit the job soon, or how less they earn, or even something vicious about their boss. This is not an isolated incident as about one-fourth of the workers in the UK are planning to quit their job and more than half the workforce feels that they are being underpaid. You would be surprised to know that a huge majority of workers, about three-fourth, consider their boss to be the worst and the most stressful thing about their job.

Many workers feel that they are overworked and do not have enough time for their family and friends or the work environment does not allow them to express their creativity. This leads to drastic fall in their productivity, which might push them into a state of being not-engaged or actively-disengaged. A few employees who are not-engaged or actively-disengaged can disrupt the whole staff if you do not take measures to re-engage them.

Hopefully the aforementioned would help you realize the importance of Employee Engagement. Click here to learn more about different methods to engage your staff to improve the cumulative performance of your team and for the smooth running of all the business operations of the company.

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This article has been submitted to Career Money Life by MadMax Adventures.

Employers and employees at odds on benefits

This article is originally published in the HRD Australia.

Think employers and employees are on the same page when it comes to the value of benefits? Think again.

In fact, 57% of Australian employers believe their benefits packages are a major factor in worker attraction and retention, but only 36% of employees agree that their packages met their needs, according to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Asia Pacific Benefits Trends Survey.

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Japanese business Piala Inc. gives non-smokers six extra days of leave: Would this happen in Australia?

This article is first published in SmartCompany. You can view the original article here.

A Tokyo-based marketing firm has gifted non-smokers six extra days of paid holiday after complaints from staff that employees who trekked outside for a smoke break each day were working shorter hours.

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