Every day, rev up the RACE to employee engagement

The news media regularly report that the U.S. economy is on the rebound.

The news media regularly report that the U.S. economy is on the rebound.

As businesses begin to hire again and expand their operations, it is important to consider recruiting new qualified employees. It also is equally important to work to retain and grow the existing talent pool.

Businesses need to ensure that both new and veteran employees remain engaged in their work.

You want engaged employees – those who are enthusiastic and committed to their work – in your organization.

According to recent Gallup polls, only about 30 percent of employees are actively engaged, about 50 percent are unengaged and 20 percent are actively disengaged. To put that in perspective, if you have a room of employees, about three-quarters of them are not engaged in their work.

This is a huge problem for employers. Attitudes are contagious; positivity can spread just as quickly as disinterest can spread. The negative attitudes of those unengaged employees can bubble over and infect the entire organization.

The good news is that there are ways to engage your employees.

First and foremost, engagement must begin with the managers. Gallup found that engagement is highest among managers. Use the positive attitudes and skills of your managers to help turn around your workforce.

Engaged managers are excited about their work and excited about the goals of the organization. They can do a lot to create better engagement throughout the workplace.

An acronym, RACE, can help you remember tips for engagement.

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