How To Foster Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is not just a buzzword; it’s a fundamental aspect of successful businesses. When employees are engaged, they are emotionally invested in their work and committed to the organization’s objectives. This results in improved productivity, innovation, and overall business performance. So, how can you foster this much sought-after engagement? Let’s explore some unique strategies.

Transparency Triumphs: Cultivating an Open Culture

Transparency breeds trust, and trust leads to engagement. By promoting a culture of openness where goals, progress, challenges, and decisions are communicated clearly, you build an environment where employees feel valued and involved. Sharing successes, acknowledging mistakes, and facilitating open dialogues can go a long way in fostering engagement.

Strengthen Bonds: Promote Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Breaking down silos and encouraging collaboration across departments not only boosts creativity and problem-solving but also fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose. When employees see the bigger picture and how their work contributes to the overall objectives, their engagement levels soar.

Personal Growth Matters: Offer Continued Learning Opportunities

Engaged employees are those who are continuously growing and evolving. Offering opportunities for personal and professional development, such as workshops, training programs, or mentorship schemes, can help keep employees motivated and committed. When employees see their growth aligning with the company’s growth, they’re more likely to stay engaged.

Workplace Wellness: Prioritize Health and Well-being

An often-overlooked factor in employee engagement is physical and mental well-being. Encourage work-life balance, provide wellness resources, and foster an environment where employees feel comfortable discussing mental health. When employees feel their well-being is valued, their loyalty and engagement are likely to increase.

Value Their Voice: Encourage Employee-Led Initiatives

Empower your employees by encouraging them to take the lead on initiatives or projects. This could be anything from social activities and team building to brainstorming new business ideas. This promotes a sense of ownership, boosts their confidence, and keeps them engaged in the workplace.

Fostering employee engagement is not a one-off task but a continuous effort. It involves creating an open, collaborative, and inclusive environment that values personal growth, prioritises well-being, and encourages employee-led initiatives. By doing so, businesses can boost employee engagement, which in turn drives productivity, innovation, and business success. So, go ahead and invest in engagement – your employees and your business will thank you!

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Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia™ by surveying 2.1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting 5.9 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Bahrain, Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2022 or early 2023.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000+) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

To determine the 2022 Vietnam Best Workplaces™, Great Place To Work®️ analyzed confidential survey feedback representing nearly 20,000 employees across different industries in Vietnam. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place To Work For All™️.

85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place To Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place To Work-Certified™ standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place To Work requires that Trust Index©️ survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. 

Companies with 10-99 people were considered for the Small category, companies with 100-999 people were considered for the Medium category and companies with 1000+ people were considered for the Large category.