There’s a lot of discussion these days about how important engaged employees are to a business’ success. But how do you engage your employees? Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to increase employee satisfaction and retention.
For better or worse, many employees now see companies as service providers where they can leverage and develop their skills. A company that doesn’t offer the development opportunities employees want will see many of them leave, and quickly. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Here’s how to improve employee effectiveness and retention through employee enablement.
Employee Engagement versus Employee Enablement
Your employees are more than just workers who clock in and clock out. They’re your brand advocates too. When they feel they work for a company that respects them, your employees will spread the word about your products and/or services, whether through social media or speaking with their family and friends. Of course, if they don’t like that the same channels of communication can damage your brand.
Engaged employees understand their place in the company and how they contribute to your success. More than that, they feel part of that success. Employee engagement ensures your team is as committed to your company’s future as you are, because your achievements are their achievements.
So how is employee enablement different? Enablement improves the employee experience by providing access to continuous learning and professional growth tools. Employee engagement is a worthy goal, but you need to give your employees what they need to be part of your success. Otherwise, you may find your efforts lead to frustrated employees who don’t know how to perform and achieve quality results.
Essentially, employee enablement is the driving force of engagement. Giving employees the necessary tools, training material, and curated human resources they need can lead to:
- Increased productivity and motivation
- Better customer service
- Boosted revenue
- Continuous web traffic
Axsium has developed training content to meet employee needs for a variety of clients in different industries. We know the importance of making employee enablement a top priority to drive engagement and reduce turnover.
Your business and your employees have a two-way relationship. Employees need meaning in their work and want to be treated like human beings rather than cogs in a machine. By harnessing changing technology and the right tools, you can help your employees develop new skills, advance to a new position, and feel engaged to remain part of your team for longer.
The digital employee experience is a great way to keep your team engaged. Mobile apps are packed full of everything you need to make employee performance stronger while enabling your workforce. And they centralize your materials for better knowledge management. From communication to training to employee self-service, your workforce will feel empowered and continue to engage with your organization.
Business Leaders Must Act Now
Most organizations focus on employee engagement, but without enablement that effort may be wasted. Organizations today need to help employees feel empowered by giving them a work environment where they can thrive and meet company goals. This can only happen if you enable employees.
Axsium’s experts can help you develop and implement the right employee enablement initiatives for your company. Want to integrate software, such as WorkJam and others, into your business’ operations? Interested in discovering exactly what employee enablement will have a positive impact on your company?.
Invest in your employee enablement: contact us today.