We all know how challenging our labor market is and how difficult it can be to attract new talent for your warehouse, distribution, or manufacturing company. (If not, touch base with your HR team.)
But recruiting is just the tip of the iceberg – retention is just as critical, if not more, and employee engagement is a big part of retention. Employees who are energized, believe in what you’re doing, and feel connected to your team will stay at your company longer and will be more productive.
Whether you’re in the warehouse/distribution industry or manufacturing, employee engagement is crucial to a successful operation. Here are a few tips for employee engagement:
- Early and often: Review your onboarding process. Is it boring and uninspiring? Change things to communicate the excitement and opportunity of working at your company. First impressions matter a lot!
- Rewards & recognition: Creative contests, promos, giveaways, and awards are a great way to energize employees. In addition, be available and invest time with your employees – don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them and how valuable they are.
- Be consistent: A once-a-year Town Hall meeting or annual employee survey doesn’t cut it. You need consistent communication, interaction, and feedback methods so your employees always feel heard. Make it part of your daily routine to engage with your team.
Our performance-based approach focuses on training and efficiency, which means the most productive workers earn more – and stay! If you’d like to learn more about Insource’s approach to employee engagement, contact us here.