How You Can Use Your Employees’ Strengths to Drive Engagement

You hired your employees based off of the skills that they have and can bring to your team.  Use those talents to drive engagement in your organization.

According to a Gallup poll, “employees who use their strengths everyday are 6 times more likely to be engaged on the job.”

What skills should you look for?

When hiring new employees find candidates with the skills needed to be a leader in engagement.  Some of these skills include:

  • Persistency
  • Proactivity
  • Honesty
  • Curiosity
  • Individual motivation and clever teamwork
  • Communication

Once you find the candidates that will fit in best with the culture that your organization has, the next step is to encourage your employees to use their strengths.

Focus on employees’ strengths

Some employees may not know what their strengths are.  Show them.

Learning their strengths makes employees  78% MORE productive.

Encourage your employees to set goals weekly or monthly for themselves based on their strengths.

As management, use team meetings to promote individual use of strengths to accomplish group goals.

Teams that focus on strengths everyday have 12.5% GREATER productivity.

Also, incorporate an individual’s strengths in performance conversations and reviews.

You hired your employees for a reason, help them realize their strengths and watch them flourish.

Lead Others to Engage

Allow your employees to take some initiative in their positions.  Employees will foster collaboration and  pursue ideas based on their strengths.  Now that your employees are playing off of their strengths, it is easier to trust and release some responsibility.  Engaged and rewarded employees will inspire unengaged ones to step up their game.

Once you have chosen skilled employees, make sure to take advantage of their strengths and help them work on their weaknesses.  What skills do your employees have and how do you encourage them to remain or get engaged?

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Laura Daniele

Hello, I'm your author, Laura Daniele. I spend a lot of my time researching the best practices for Employee Suggestion Programs, and writing articles to share them. I hope you find them helpful! I work at Accompa - one of our products is IdeaGlow Employee Suggestion Program Software.

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