The first days—and months—on the job are critical for a new employee. It’s very important for you to help your new hire settle in comfortably, and feel that he or she has made the right decision to join your team. The extra time spent up front to ensure a great induction is time well invested. You will likely find that your new employee becomes productive more quickly. Importantly, a great induction can have a positive impact on future performance and retention.
Category: employee engagement
Employee engagement as a term was coined back in 1990 by Kahn and since then more and more companies have measured employee engagement. Gallup spearhedeaded the measurements with their Q12 measurements in the early 90ies. And with the emergence of survey technologies like SurveyMonkey it was now possible for anyone to make an employee engagement survey.
Why you should have 1:1 meetings
As a leader, you have plenty of priorities and most likely not enough hours in the day to accomplish them all. You have to lead your employees, lead your managers, manage your stakeholders and a million others tasks and issues that pop up. However, many leaders make the crucial mistake of neglecting one of the most simple and effective ways to increase employee engagement and business performance. Simply meeting with your employees 1:1 on a regular basis increases employee engagement and job satisfaction.