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DATA GROUP EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT (DGEM)
Employee Engagement is a major issue for UK businesses. At the end of 2018, a survey by the UK HR company, Cascade and completed by over 400 companies, voted employee engagement as the most significant issue for the following year. A recent report from the CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) found that the UK ranked 24th out of 25 for work/life balance. The significance of this cannot be ignored as poor work/life balance is a direct contributor to employee turnover and employee turnover is the end result of a lack of engagement.
Happy employees equal a happy and prominent company. Here’s why your company can’t afford to ignore employee engagement:
- Engaged teams work harder and produce higher quality results
- Engagement powers revenue and sales
- Engagement improves customer satisfaction
- Engagement facilitates the recruitment of top talent
- Engagement cuts the cost of employee turnover
The majority of organisations understand the importance of employee engagement but why aren’t all organisations implementing the appropriate systems relevant to their industry and looking after an organisation’s most valuable resource – people. Here’s why:
- Archaic, traditional surveys used to measure engagement do not reflect how modern employees operate in today’s world and what they most desire and need to succeed
- A one-size-fits-all approach is an ineffective, counter-productive and ultimately financial own goal
- Employee engagement surveys alone will not improve an organisation
The Business Roundtable, a group of nearly 200 CEOs from the world’s biggest brands, recently said that shareholders were no longer the central purpose of today’s companies. Employees are now the focus, which means corporate culture is too. Improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes, propel growth and optimise the organisation. Your company’s behaviours and norms can be unhealthy and unsupportive but has the power to build a high-performance culture which is supportive, positive and proactive but most importantly, engages employees daily. To improve employee engagement, start by improving your company culture.
The DATA GROUP EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT (DGEM) system brings a holistic approach to your organisation. The balance of power in the employer-employee relationship has shifted making today’s employees more like customers and partners rather than subordinates. It is in the field of People that we now need bold and innovative thinking – how we evaluate and manage people, how we engage and develop teams, how we select leaders and how they operate, how we measure organisational culture, how we simplify the working environment and redesign work to help people adapt. The onus to act lies with the organisation’s leadership. Organisations are recognising the need to focus on culture and dramatically improve engagement as they face a looming crisis in engagement and retention.
And how do you deliver it effectively? The DGEM platform is an innovative cloud-based technology accessed by simply scanning the QR coded media access points using existing phones and tablets. The system is very effective for real-time data capture and the responses are presented in an easy to understand dashboard which collates the results into easy to interpret quantifiable statistics to satisfy the organisation’s predetermined objectives.
The combination of carefully constructed and targeted surveys with the QR code technology of the DGEM platform streamlines the entire process from inception to execution. The system works seamlessly within the organisation and has the flexibility of a delivery method that can be tailored to the requirements of the organisation, however big or small.