Leading organizations understand the importance of employee engagement and the significant impact it can have on productivity, morale, and overall company performance. Numerous studies show that when employees are engaged, they feel a connection with the company and believe the work they are doing is important and, as a result, work harder. Engaged employees also tend to promote the company, have significantly lower absenteeism and turnover rates, and contribute to the company’s goals.
At CCI, we regularly receive requests to conduct our E3™ employee engagement survey from organizations looking to measure and improve the current levels of engagement in their workplace. Though employee engagement surveys remain a best practice and one of the most effective ways to manage engagement, the most successful strategy is to prioritize engagement throughout every stage of the employee lifecycle.
In order to better put this model into action, it is important to first answer the question, “what is the employee lifecycle”? The employee lifecycle refers to the natural stages an employee goes through during their time at an organization. The six stages of the employee lifecycle are:
The employee lifecycle is a continuous cycle, with engagement at each stage ultimately influencing the next. For instance, a separating employee who feels a positive connection with the company may refer a candidate for their replacement or a future role. And as research indicates, referred employees stay longer at the company and have greater job satisfaction. Therefore, consistent effort to engage employees at every stage of the lifecycle is important and will ultimately benefit recruitment, retention, and productivity.
We will cover strategies to build engagement at every stage of the employee lifecycle in this four-part blog series. Click on the links below to read parts one and two, which cover the Attraction, Recruitment, and Onboarding stages.
If this topic is interesting to you, be sure to check back each month as we discuss building employee engagement throughout each stage of the employee lifecycle. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn how we can help you improve engagement in your workforce.
Director of Marketing