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A Study on Employee Engagement in Elgi Equipments Ltd

Employee Relation: Employee relation refers to the relationship shared among the employee in an organization. The employee must be comfortable with each other for a healthy environment at work. It is a prime duty of the superiors and team lenders to discourage conflicts in the team and encourage a healthy relationship among employees. Introduction of Employee Engagement: Employee engagement refers to a condition where the employees are fully engrossed in their work and are emotionally attached to their organization. Employee engagement refers to a situation where the employees are engaged in their work and hardly get any time to gossip or spread rumors. It has been observed that an employee engaged in work tends to avoid fighting with others and thus enjoy a warm relationship with his colleagues. An engaged employee, who understands and is aligned with the organization goals is a productive, profitable employee who creates customer loyalty remains with the organization brand values. It is important to quantify the magnitude of employee engagement in order to enhance it. Employee engagement is connection to our work, organization, leaders, managers, clients (or) customers, performance and results, Organizations need engaged employees at all levels (leaders, managers, staff) to achieve results significant for the organization. Engaged employees stay with their employees, reports higher levels of satisfaction and make significant contribution. Employee engagement is not a competitive advantage anymore it is a basic organizational requirements to achieve results. Five levels of Employee Engagement: Level 1: The engaged: High contribution and high satisfaction. Level 2: Almost engaged: Medium to high contribution and satisfaction. Level 3: Honey Mooners and Hamsters: Medium to high satisfaction but low contribution.

Level 4: Crash and Bumers: Medium to high contribution but low satisfaction. Level 5: The Disengaged: Low to medium contribution and satisfaction. Employee Engagement Activities Take Care of Your Employees and Boost Your Profits Employee engagement is not one and the same thing as employee satisfaction. This is indeed a very common misconception. Employee engagement is one step ahead of employee satisfaction and it is generally defined as follows: Employee engagement is a business management concept. An engaged employee is someone who: 1. Has a belief in the business organization 2. Does the right things to make the business prosper 3. Understands the business concepts and gets the bigger picture 4. Is respectful towards colleagues 5. Is willing to go the extra mile for the sake of the organization Employee engagement activities for business organizations Before you attempt to get started with employee engagement activities, you should perhaps understand why this business concept is important. Employee engagement within any business organization is absolutely essential for the simple reason that it is inextricably linked to your business results. As a matter of fact, employee engagement can be taken to be directly proportional to the growth and success of an organization. Useful ongoing employee engagement activities There are a number of things you can do to make your employees feel engaged with the overall performance of the business they work for. You can choose to make posts every week or every month keeping your employees up-to-date with what is happening around them or you can go the extra mile with your employee engagement activities, setting up things such as real-time tracking of the companys progress online or even bringing into existence an employee suggestion system. Putting up press conferences on a platform accessible to all and face-to-face communication with your staff members can also prove to be useful employee engagement activities. Business owners often forget this but business is not a one-man show.

As a business owner or even a manager for that matter, you need to know your employees and you need to listen to their ideas, acting on their contributions. Special employee engagement activities once in a while 1. Family employee engagement activities These are perhaps the most promising employee engagement activities. Bring your employees together for a magnificent night out together with their families or do that extra little bit giving your employees a day off for their birthday or even anniversary for that matter. It will hardly cause the downfall of your business. On the other hand, it will make the employees feel like they belong and they will do what it takes to make the business flourish. 2. Introduce employee engagement activities at work Provide meditation and play courts for the people who work for you to help them combat stress and that kind of thing. It will undoubtedly cost you a few thousands of dollars but then you can expect a lot more than that in return. Employee engagement activities are absolutely essential if you want your employees to truly engage in what they do. 3. Awards for high achievers You can also introduce employee engagement activities such as spotlight awards for the employees who outdo themselves for the sake of the business organization. This is truly beneficial in the sense that not only do you reward and acknowledge the hard work of some of your staff members; you also encourage others to do as much. Obviously, if you do choose to go for such employee engagement activities, you need to make sure you keep things healthy. Perhaps the one thing employees absolutely hate is unfair treatments. 4. Festivals If you have a rather diverse employee body culturally, one of the best things you can do in terms of employee engagement activities is organize parties to celebrate the different festivals you know of showing no discrimination whatsoever. Celebrate Eid as you would Christmas and this will keep your employees united and happy. Employee Engagement Survey Employee engagement, as you most probably know, is absolutely essential for building retention and improved performance within a business organization. Research has it that employees who are committed to their work perform better. This is hardly surprising. It actually makes sense. If you own a business, it sometimes becomes important for you to determine whether or not your employees are engaged in what they do and to do this, all you need is a precise employee engagement survey. Though there are many definitions of employee engagement, most business owners agree that an engaged employee is one who:

1. Has a belief in the organization 2. understands the business and its broader context 3. Has a desire to make the organization succeed 4. Shows respect for his fellow colleagues 5. Demonstrates the willingness to go the extra mile when required The methodology of an employee engagement survey Basically, an employee engagement survey should show a formal structure. Just putting a few questions on a sheet of paper and getting your employees to complete the so-called employee engagement survey will not work. For any employee engagement survey to be effective, it needs to show 5 things as you will see by the end of this article. 1. Engagement An employee engagement survey should involve all the levels within your organization. At the very outset of the experiment, you should be clear about what you want out of the engagement study. Do you want to determine the average employee satisfaction within your business or you seek to understand the prevailing culture to get to the factor hindering your business performance. An employee engagement survey cant be a multi-purposed one. It needs to be targeted or you will see yourself going round in endless circles. An employee engagement survey also requires some preparatory work. You will need to advise and assist the implementation of your communication plan, encouraging your employees to switch on the best in them. Last but not least, an employee engagement survey requires what is known as a high level sponsorship because it needs to be supported throughout the experiment. 2. Assessment After the initial stage of the employee engagement survey, you will need to process the information you gathered and analyze it. This is an absolutely essential stage of an employee engagement survey. You will be required to work with your project team and managers. Generally, a qualitative analysis of the data collected proves to be quite helpful though you can also choose to prepare a report about your findings with clear summaries and recommendations of areas for attention. 3. Commitment Having reviewed your reports and qualitative assessment files, you will then need to address the next stage of an employee engagement survey which is deciding what actions you should take to win commitment from your employees. This is perhaps the trickiest bit of an employee

engagement survey. In some cases, the whole consideration can prove to be relatively straightforward but you also need to prepare yourself to come face to face with the other extreme. Any employee engagement survey finding should be incorporated in your business strategy. Choose your priorities and decide how you wish to communicate the results and the actions that you want to take. 4. Taking initiatives The next thing to do is obviously taking action as a result of the employee engagement survey. Here, you will need a strategic action plan and you will need to implement it. In most cases the action plan will include things such as changes to be made to processes or behaviours or tackling the issues raised by your employees. This basically provides two challenges for your management team. The first one is communication and the second one is the implementation of desirable changes. 5. Evaluation Last but not least, an employee engagement survey needs to be evaluated at some point or another. You need to determine whether or not your survey has proved to be worthwhile. Did things change for the better? Are you satisfied with the level of commitment within your business after you took the time implementing your employee engagement survey? You will also need to repeat your employee engagement survey every so often. The frequency at which you survey will normally be dependent on many things. On a separate note, between one employee engagement survey and the next, it can prove to be useful to track the developments within your organization. As you can see for yourself, employee engagement survey is quite a demanding process. Only too often, business owners dont have that kind of time or even human resources. As such, you can choose to outsource your employee engagement survey process. It does make things much more practical.