7 Employee Engagement Strategies to Implement in 2022

1. Use A Frequent Feedback Strategy

2. Allow Flexible Schedules

  • Less stress: Very few people like to be micromanaged, so the freedom to set their own hours and take breaks as needed reduces the stress of watching the clock.
  • Better work-life balance: Flexible scheduling allows employees to pick children up from school, attend appointments, and avoid burnout.
  • More engaged employees: Giving employees more control over their schedules helps reduce absenteeism and increases job satisfaction, morale, and retention.

3. Be Transparent

4. Set SMART Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

5. Consider Well-being To Create Thriving Employees

  • Career well-being: Level of enjoyment of their work
  • Community well-being: Satisfaction with where they live
  • Social well-being: Fulfilling friendships and relationships
  • Financial well-being: Adequate resources and money management abilities
  • Physical well-being: Having the energy to get things done
  • Offer professional development opportunities that align with employees’ strengths.
  • Encourage better work-life balance with flexible schedules.
  • Provide healthcare plans that include mental health and telehealth benefits.
  • Incorporate financial wellness resources, like access to a financial planner or money management workshops.
  • Start an initiative to help employees get to know each other — anything from a mentorship program to an informal club.

6. Help Employees Create Connections

  • Begin a mentorship program. 91% of employees who have a mentor are satisfied with their job. They also prefer mentorship to many other forms of professional development.
  • Create avenues for informal conversations. Set up non-work-related messaging groups, start a book club, and/or set up 10-minute randomized coffee chats where employees can connect on a personal level outside of their direct team.
  • Make time to connect intentionally. Ask managers to conduct regular one-on-ones with each of their reports. Set aside time during weekly team meetings to chat about how everyone is doing. Designate time to check in with your employees about their life outside of work.

7. Appreciate, Congratulate, Celebrate!

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Meredith Wholley

Meredith Wholley

As a Digital Marketing and Events Manager for ClearCompany, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events with HR practitioners.