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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

5 TIPS TO KEEP EMPLOYEES ENGAGED

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By PAIGE LEBEL

t’s startling to look at the statistics surrounding employee engagement. According to Gallup, only 33 percent of U.S. employees are engaged in their work, and this percentage has barely increased over the last five years. This low level of employee engagement has company leaders looking for strategies to increase workforce engagement.

WHY IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPORTANT? It sounds simple — better engagement leads to better productivity. But it can be challenging to put employee engagement strategies into place that will convert workers from feeling unhappy in their job to driving innovation and actively helping a company meet their objectives. Below are five ideas your clients can use to implement activities that drive engagement, while also setting up a long term focus on engagement initiatives for their companies. 16 | CALIFORNIA BROKER

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SUPPLY THE RIGHT TOOLS

A big part of employee engagement is equipping workers with the right tools to acclimate to the company’s procedures, programs and benefits from the very beginning. Making it easy for employees to learn about, access and navigate through potentially complicated systems like benefits and company policies can help limit frustrations and happily engage employees. Providing tools that offer features like a person- CalBrokerMag.com -

alized benefits enrollment experience or a single portal to access all employer-provided benefit information can help an employee feel connected to their company, while increasing their appreciation for what their company has to offer them. Remember, less sometimes can be more. If you can tie multiple onboarding portals together for employees then you’ll offer employJUNE 2018

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