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CAN TECHNOLOGY IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?
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Chrm Message From: Monika_Saigun Total Posts: 26 Join Date: 24/05/2010
Rank: Executive Post Date: 14/02/2011 00:28:49 Points: 130 Location: India

Studies around the world have revealed that engagement levels have a direct impact on employee's performance and consequently on the bottom line. A well established co-relation exists between employee engagement and business results.


Engagement : Some Quotes
(from articles in professional journals)


  • Work never kills a person; the absence of it (unemployment) has killed many.

  • Remaining idle is not human nature.

  • No one likes to avoid work if there is clarity on what to do & how it will be evaluated.

  • Keeping work force idle produces negativity which impacts on team performance.

  • Engagement comes through involvement; people deliver more if they are emotionally involved with the work.

  • Delaying decisions on personal issues creates stress & diverts employee's attention from work.

  • Absence of engagement is a challenge that can produce industrial unrest.

  • Unless you know people intimately, you can't engage them effectively.

  • To keep their teams engaged, managers have to remain super-engaged.

  • An empowered manager is an incubator of employee engagement.

  • Employee motivation improves engagement levels.

  • Trust, developed through transparency, promotes engagement.

  • Engagement is fostered by Leadership; managers who lead from the front keep their task force actively engaged.

  • Occasional encouragement always improves engagement.


  • Engagement comes through commitment.


  • Attitudinal transformation creates a temperament for healthy engagement.

  • Employee engagement has transformed many organizations.


Who is an engaged employee?


    Experience reveals that engaged employees always demonstrate most of the attributes given below:

  • Good understanding of company's business.

  • Full clarity about own role & job deliverables.

  • Always achieve assigned goals; often exceed expectations.

  • Keen to put in extra-effort to accomplish a task.

  • De-link own performance from rewards & recognition.

  • Keep the work bench neat & tidy and take good care of job tools.

  • Always keen to learn something new.

  • Exhibit high energy levels at all times.

  • Highly information conscious if in the position of a supervisor/ manager.

  • Never say, “it is not my job”.

  • Willingly take on additional responsibility.

  • Have an outstanding record of personal discipline & attendance.

  • Self accountable & highly responsible: have no back-log of work at any time.

  • Always available to assist others; provide willing support to the team.

  • Have a consistently high record of performance.

  • Never come under pressure : always cool and adaptable by nature.

  • Not over-concerned with work-life balance.

  • Bubbling with new ideas: enjoy experimenting.

  • Seldom initiate complaints & grievances.

  • Consciously improve processes that impede work.

  • Highly allergic to slow & sluggish people.

  • Always lead subordinates though personal example.


What Reduces Employee Engagement:


A common problem with organizations is demanding more productivity without creating a conducive work environment which enables involvement of employees at all levels. Some of the diseases observed are as under:


  • Lack of awareness of the management about the use of modern HR technology to create a healthy work environment.

  • Lack of empowerment of the managers/ supervisors.


HR Technology for creating healthy work environment


20 to 30% of an employee's time is spent on personal issues such as:

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Chrm Message From: Rachel Stinson Total Posts: 11 Join Date: 24/05/2010  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 20/06/2019 07:25:42 Points: 55 Location: India

  Good Content,  I agree ...technology definitely improves employee engagement..but a part from technology HR role for the employee engagement is also crucial.The enviroment of the organization, transparency of  HR etc. also matter alot.

Chrm Message From: debora Total Posts: 40 Join Date: 24/05/2010  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/07/2019 12:59:52 Points: 175 Location: India

Businesses continue to build technology-based platforms to encourage the sharing of information and creative thinking. The ability to quickly engage one another quickly will help you to get ahead of their competitors. In reality, most business owners now rely on technology to be able to engage with their employees, both in and out of the office. Collaboration at this level will allow employees to maintain a better work-life balance.

Employee Training And Education

Training and development is an essential part of most businesses to remain competitive. Blended learning tools allow your employees to maintain a flexible schedule. 

Typically, blended learning consists of using e-learning tools or virtual classrooms in addition to in-person sessions. This allows employees to get the best out of their training by taking advantage of all learning styles available.

Social Engagement Within The Workplace

Social interaction using technology can help to strengthen relationships between you and your employees. The opportunity to engage socially with your employees, is also good for creating brand awareness. Employees can actively help promote your business by posting thoughts and ideas about the company and any upcoming projects or promotions. These efforts can also help your business reach potential new clients.

The Use of Performance Management Tools

The use of employee and self-service management tools allow employees to access and manage company data. Several different self-service portals also enable Human Resources to allow employees to perform a variety of tasks. This includes the ability to respond quickly to network requests such as updating their employee information, applying for jobs in different departments and reviewing and responding to job evaluations.

The Ability to Collaborate Between Departments

Collaboration is one of the most essential methods of communication for your business. This type of communication within all departments can help to make your business successful. The collaborative efforts allow departments to differentiate between budgets, goals and project management timelines.

The Use of Performance Management Tools

The use of employee and self-service management tools allow employees to access and manage company data. Several different self-service portals also enable Human Resources to allow employees to perform a variety of tasks. This includes the ability to respond quickly to network requests such as updating their employee information, applying for jobs in different departments and reviewing and responding to job evaluations. 


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