Employee engagement is a hot topic lately. And for good reason: Employee engagement impacts whether your organization’s productivity and profits increase or decrease.
Companies with highly engaged employees experience
+ higher profits
+ higher productivity
+ lower turnover
In contrast, companies with disengaged or unengaged employees experience
– lower profits
– lower productivity
– higher turnover
Fortunately, increasing your company’s employee engagement (& profits) boils down to doing only five steps.
HIGH PROFIT DISCOVERY: ENGAGED EMPLOYEES =
How do you stock your workforce with engaged employees = Superstar employees?
Use these specific steps (we uncovered Step 1-4 in my last blog).
1ST STEP = LIST YOUR “SUPERSTAR” EMPLOYEES IN EACH JOB
2ND STEP = CHOOSE PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTS
3RD STEP = YOUR SUPERSTAR EMPLOYEES TAKE PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTS
4TH STEP = APPLICANTS TAKE PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTS
Today the final steps:
5TH STEP =
MANAGERS WHO ENCOURAGE + REINFORCE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Some managers encourage employees to be engaged, that is, (1) highly productive + (2) low turnover.
But other managers are toxic. Such lousy managers harm job performance of your employees.
I also notice lousy managers often are too lazy or “busy” to find, test, assess and select good employees. Such lousy managers end up hiring unengaged employees who exhibit (a) low productivity and (b) expensive turnover.
So, make sure you have managers who hire Superstar, engaged employees + encourage their employees’ high productivity and low turnover. Otherwise, you might have a management problem, not a Superstar selection problem.
6TH STEP = MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS + INCREASED PROFITS
When pre-employment tests and other methods result in you to hiring employees with work-related personality and intelligence similar to your Superstar, engaged employees PLUS you have wonderful managers managing them, then you should see three measurable improvements:
1. Higher productivity
2. Higher profits
3. Lower turnover
But, if you selected employees who differ from your Superstar, engaged employees and/or have lousy managers, then you will find these awful measures:
– Lower productivity
– Lower profits
– Higher turnover
Keep it simple to grow your organization.
Use pre-employment tests to scientifically hire employees with work-related qualities similar to your best employees in each job PLUS provide them with terrific managers. Then, your company can grow and prosper.
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