There are times when you want employees to call in sick. Unhealthy employees are less productive and can spread illnesses throughout the office. However, some employees call out because they are unsatisfied with their job and aren’t committed to the company. To reduce this kind of absenteeism, your company may want to increase employee engagement.
What is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement is a term used to describe strategies that increase worker involvement with decision making, product development and management. It helps employees understand that the company values the people who work for the organization. It also helps companies by increasing flexibility and decreasing the time to launch process.
What Kind of Engagement Strategies Work?
Some of the best engagement strategies to use to increase employee satisfaction include:
- Sharing marketing and production goals with employees
- Including employees in strategy sessions
- Allowing employees to manage small projects
- Receive input from employees regarding policy changes
By implementing these strategies employees will feel valued and that they are making an important contribution to the company.
How Engagement Decreases Absenteeism
When employees feel engaged and valued, they are satisfied with their career and are committed to the company. They look forward to going to work every day and less likely to call in sick because they are bored, restless or unsatisfied.
Employee engagement increases productivity and efficiency while decreasing absenteeism and employees leaving for competitors. This will help make absentee management more efficient, but your business may want to consider outsourcing this part of HR to focus on other business processes. For more information on our services, contact us.