By Vicki Hess
If you're a leader, you're spending time and money on employee engagement whether you mean to or not. You are either doing it reactively or proactively.
In the reactive mode, you end up spending time with "Chain Gang Members" (my term for disengaged employees) listening to complaints or coaching for improvement again and again. When things continue to go downhill, you end up managing turnover and all of it's associated costs and headaches.
Think this isn't costing you money? Think again!
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, when a nurse whose annual compensation and benefits are $75,000 decides to leave the organization, the total cost is $41,000!
Still think you don't have time? Think again!
The other option is to proactively address employee engagement. Here's what that looks like.
Hopefully you're starting to feel motivated to make employee engagement part of the fabric of what you do as a leader.
Because if you think you aren't spending time and money focusing on it...think again!
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