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The 6 Methods to Increase Employee Engagement in 2021

While 2020 was one of the most unsettling and tumultuous years for businesses and employees alike, in 2021 we must continue to adapt to the new normal. The new year is a great time to re-evaluate your business's processes and set new goals for keeping a healthy and productive workforce.


Previously, we discussed metrics to measure employee engagement levels, but in this article we wanted to discuss how to get your employees engaged. These suggestions will be sure to make your employees love their jobs.


1) Send Out an Employee Engagement Survey

Employee engagement surveys are the number one tool in your people management toolbox. Long gone are the days of tedious paper-and-pen surveys. With Qualee, you can have your employees fill it out on their mobile device, so you receive instantaneous results complete with analytics to measure their responses. Send these out quarterly to keep up to date on what’s working—and what’s not.


2) Create Quizzes

People love to compete, and quizzes are an excellent way to keep employees engaged with new policies and industry information. Qualee aims to keep quizzes bite-sized and fun by turning them into a game with a dash of positive reinforcement. Don’t rule out having a raffle or prize for top performers!


3) Make Management Visible

A recent Gallup poll showed employees working remotely have higher engagement rates than in-office workers when they receive direct feedback from their bosses [1]. Make it your goal this year to have more direct communication with your employees. We know how difficult it can be to have one-on-one conversations with your employees right now, so we offer encrypted instant messaging to allow you to text back and forth with your employees in a safe, efficient way with the Qualee app.


4) Give Back to Your Employees

Giving back to your employees can take several different forms, whether by sending them gift baskets or by emphasising they take time to balance their work with their lives by giving them a little extra time off. Try to highlight how important your employees are to your business by regularly showing them how valuable their contributions are to your company by giving the backbone of your company some extra TLC.


5) Find Out More About Your Team

Maybe one of your employees climbed Everest or recently started a lifestyle blog. Find out about what makes your workers tick and see if there’s a way for them to incorporate their passion into your business. It can be as simple as letting someone with a passion for graphic design come up with a few social media posts. The best part? There’s always a possibility you’ll find a diamond in the rough who is a better fit in a different department.


6) Encourage Team Goals

It can be easy to expect employees to meet company goals but look to encourage team goals that employees have input on. This method tends to make people feel more connected to your company, as well as promoting a sense of teamwork amongst your employees, leading to stronger bonds.


Employee engagement is an important factor when running a business, and we think these six methods will make your engagement levels skyrocket. Remember that most of your employees love your company as much as you do, and 2021 is the perfect time to get employees more involved.


Try the Starter Plan today for FREE or contact us to discuss solutions for improving your organisation’s employee engagement rates.


[1] https://www.gallup.com/workplace/327518/gallup-workplace-insights-learned-2020.aspx

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