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Topics: employee recognition, employee engagement, employee of the month, employee retention, employee satisfaction, productivity, employee productivity, employee appreciation, equal opportunities, performance, Customer Care, work life balance
Job satisfaction may retain employees, but the payoff for employers is productivity. It’s not until employees are inspired and engaged that they’ll want to do more than what’s required.
It's a “chicken or the egg” scenario. Which do you focus on employee satisfaction or employee engagement? The important thing is knowing there is a choice, and that’s because employee satisfaction and employee engagement are not the same things.
An engaged employee will tell you they’re satisfied with their job; however, a satisfied employee may not actually be all that engaged. Job satisfaction may retain employees, but the payoff for employers is productivity. It’s not until employees are inspired and engaged that they’ll want to do more than just what’s required. Here’s how to tell the difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement – and why your focus should be on engagement.
Shift the focus from equality to fairness in the workplace.
We hear a lot about equality in the workplace. Equal treatment, equal pay, equal opportunities for advancement. While all these things are important, and something employees look for and appreciate in a company, they may want something else even more. Fairness.
The link between employee satisfaction and productivity is simpler than you think.
Every year, Glassdoor compiles a list of the “Best Places to Work.” The good people over at Glassdoor measure the quantity, quality, and consistency of employee-submitted reviews for companies across the nation, and the globe, to come up with a comprehensive catalog of 50 companies that employees absolutely adore. It turns out, the same companies that make the Best Places to Work list, also top out the S&P 500 according to CNBC. Coincidence? We think not.