There is much talk about ’employee engagement’, but what does it actually mean?

Employee engagement is a factor of absolute importance in any company,often not properly taken into account. But what does it consist of? 

Employee engagement is an anglicism made up of two words – “employee” refers to the members of a staff and “engagement” to their involvement. Therefore, this term literally refers to employee engagement. When we talk about corporate engagement, we are considering the way employees are involved in their role and with the company itself, its mission and its values. 

Employee engagement is not to be confused with employee satisfaction. The latter measures how happy employees are, but it does not measure their level of motivation or involvement in the company. 


Being involved means feeling part of a shared vision

Making employees aware of the company’s choices, to which they must conform, it’s not always enough. 

Involving employees means making them feel part of the company’s vision which, without their active participation, could not achieve its goals. In practice, it means giving each employee importance for his or her role and abilities. 

Let’s state these words in our everyday routine: being involved means feeling part of a shared vision. 


A relationship of listening and trust is at the basis of employee engagement

On all employee engagement levels, trust plays a mutual role in the relationship between an employee and his manager. The first, trusts his manager’s choices and capabilities, while the second must have confidence in the potential of his workers.  

Listening to his employees and involving them will make them feel more motivated and appreciated. 


An involved worker will be a more productive worker
Companies with the highest levels of employee engagement have higher profits and higher productivity levels compared to others. 

An employee who feels appreciated and engaged will always be more inclined to devote himself to his tasks. He will not only do it out of duty, but also for the pleasure of doing something that gratifies him. In fact, it is also proven by international statistics, that employees who having a high level of engagement are more productive and efficient. 


Engagement also leads to a reduction in loss of talents. 

If an employee does not feel valued, he/she will look for a new job – this impacts negatively on the company itself. 

To make sure that our company becomes more and more demanded, we surely have to increase employee engagement, also in terms of well-being. 


To increase employee engagement we need to increase training, dialogue and gratification.

These are indeed crucial factors to make our employees feeling good and to make them understand how much we care about them and their career. Too many companies do not stimulate employees to grow, with the result that they look for new job positions work elsewhere. 

Gratifying staff is essential to create a positive environment,  where productivity and collaboration can lead to remarkable results. How do we know? For years we have been offering companies technology, solutions and rewards in the field of incentives, welfare, benefits and loyalty, creating real and tangible benefits in the short term. Want to know more? Write us by clicking here.