Employee engagement will increase with performance management processes in place

At Actus Software we know the benefit of performance management. Our experience providing year-round Actus Software to our wide range of clients has taught us that employee engagement will increase with performance management processes in place.

But what is Employee Engagement?

The Macleod review commissioned by the government back in 2009 found more than 50 definitions of Employee Engagement, but let’s highlight this one from the Institute of Employment Studies

“A positive attitude held by the employee towards the organisation and its values. An engaged employee is aware of the business context and works with colleagues to improve performance within the job for the benefit of the organisation. The organisation must work to develop and nurture engagement, which requires a two-way relationship between employee and employer.”

Put simply, engaged employees are willing to ‘go the extra mile’. They put in the discretionary effort for the benefit of the organisation. They see their own goals and those of the organisation as aligned.

Isn’t this just Job Satisfaction rebadged?

Yes… and no. It seems that while the concept of engagement overlaps with psychological terms like ‘organisational commitment’, ‘organisational citizenship behaviour’, and ‘job satisfaction’ (all of which have now made it into common HR & Management terminology) there are also crucial differences.

The biggest difference between employee engagement and job satisfaction is that engagement is a two-way process. Organisations must work to engage the employee, who in turn has a choice about the level of engagement to offer the employer. Each reinforces the other, which means the organisation must play its part by being engaging; it cannot afford to be passive.

The Institute of Employment Studies also sees engagement as synergistic: “an engaged employee experiences a blend of job satisfaction, organisational commitment, job involvement, and feelings of empowerment. It is a concept that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Finally, and probably most importantly: employee satisfaction and engagement differ in their predictive power over outcomes. Measuring satisfaction or staff morale does not tell you how employees are behaving. However, measuring engagement can go a long way towards doing so.

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At Actus, we offer more than free HR resources and great performance management software! We also have a team of organisational development consultants who are on-hand to help meet your requirements for culture change. In addition, if you would like to find out more about this service, why not get in touch by contacting us here.

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Template: Employee Engagement Survey

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