5 Employee Engagement Tips for SMB’s
No. 1 – Employee Communications Plans
When supporting clients to launch plans that improve their Employee Engagement, we see large consistencies in the priority areas for companies to focus on to get the maximum benefit in the quickest time.
With this in mind, we created a guide to cover off each of these along with some recommendations and guidance on things leadership teams can change today – without a need for large investment – that will improve the employee experience for everybody in the company.
Employee Communications Plans
From our experience, creating a well considered and consistent monthly communications plan and schedule is a great opportunity for SMB’s to impact the overall engagement of their employees.
If we understand our colleague’s plans, challenges and support needs, we have the opportunity to provide assistance that will be valued by the individual and the wider business. This helps build stronger working relationships and provide more job satisfaction.
This is common sense but we still do it really badly in work on a daily basis.
This is largely due to the traditional ‘knowledge-blockers’ of:
- Leaders v Employees divide
- Insular team focus
- Team pressures & targets
- Trust issues
Colleagues keeping us informed of plans and decisions that may have a direct impact on us is critical in creating a transparent culture of trust, where we feel valued. With individuals and teams working collectively to achieve the same goals.
A considered and consistent Communications Plan is your first step to achieving this.
Employee Communications Plans are valuable and important for businesses. Unfortunately, managing these are often neglected due to busy schedules or a lack of clarity on who has responsibility for this.
To start this planning today, answer these questions:this
- Who will provide updates? – Senior Leaders, Team Managers, Employee Feedback Groups
- How often will these updates be? – Weekly, monthly, quarterly
- What are your communication channels? – Email, employee portals, newsletters, team meetings, team lunches
- What is your process to take feedback and answer questions? – 1-to1’s, team meetings, suggestion box, informal meet-ups
In our guide, we consider this further along with some recommendations to improve internal communications in your company to increase employee engagement.
If you’d like to ask any questions on implementing a communications plan for your business or would like a FREE copy of the guide, please contact the Rencai team today.
0161 222 3142
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