Over 6,000 staff from Tiens Group in China were recently treated to a paid vacation in France, courtesy of their company as a way of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the organisation.
It's certainly one way of boosting employee engagement in the business, but what are the options for companies that can't afford to send their teams on luxurious holidays?
Here are three ways businesses can start to boost employee engagement.
Provide them with training
This is one of the best ways to keep staff engaged, and it's also a method that will yield other benefits for the company. Providing training, in the form of a framework like ITIL or even something more specific to the organisation, means staff will feel valued as the business is taking an interest in their development.
As a bonus, the company will also have access to more highly trained staff.
Allow them to innovate
Every employee likely has something to bring to the table, whether it's a new way of running their team or perhaps a better day to day work schedule for themselves. One employee, for example, might want to start later and work later to avoid traffic.
Allowing staff to innovate, bringing their unique ideas to the table, will offer a similar benefit to our first point – they'll feel like they're making meaningful contributions and having a say in the ongoing development of the business.
Develop a great culture
This is the hardest step, and it's one that won't come easy for businesses. However, it's something that can develop naturally over time if considerations like the above are put into play. Offering training and allowing staff to innovate are just two factors in a great company culture, and will help to create an atmosphere staff want to work in.
Boosting employee engagement doesn't have to be a difficult task, and companies only need to work at it to keep staff happy, loyal and productive.
Speak to ALC Training if you'd like to learn more about how our courses can play an important role in this.