The Kenexa High Performance Institute, a division of Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, claims that organisations can improve their level of employee engagement by undertaking specific actions in four key areas.
Having conducted global, evidence-based research into employee engagement for over 25 years, Kenexa has produced a new white paper which shows that employees are universally engaged by four factors: inspiring leaders, effective managers, exciting work and a caring organisation.
“These are the four areas to concentrate on if you want to improve the level of engagement in your organisation,” said Jack Wiley, Executive Director of the Kenexa High Performance Institute. “When these factors prevail, employees become more motivated to contribute to the organisation’s success and more willing to put in extra effort to accomplish tasks that are central to the goals of the organisation. That can lead to higher productivity, lower absenteeism, greater employee retention, superior service quality, more satisfied and loyal customers and improved bottom-line business results.”
Kenexa’s new white paper includes organisational actions for encouraging inspiring leaders, creating effective managers, instigating exciting work and becoming a more responsible employer.
“The quickest way to improve employee engagement is to improve your leadership and management,” said Dr Wiley. “Our research shows that employees who believe that their leaders and managers are effective have an engagement level that is three-to-five times higher than those who feel their leaders and managers are ineffective. If you’re in a position of authority, you should look in the mirror, evaluate your own practices and commit to personal improvement.”
The free white paper - featuring more details on the drivers of employee engagement, a global ranking of engagement in the world’s 12 largest economies and how engagement affects the financial performance of an organisation - can be downloaded from Kenexa's website.
Kenexa® (kenexa.com) provides business solutions for human resources. It helps global organisations to multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organisation. For more than 20 years, Kenexa has studied human behaviour and team dynamics in the workplace, and has developed the software solutions, business processes and expert consulting that help organisations impact positive business outcomes through HR. Kenexa is the only company that offers a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit.