January 04, 2018

How HR Professionals Can Advocate Employee Engagement

An engaged and powerful workforce equals major company success.

When HR professionals understand how they can use their influence positively to grow the business, they can accomplish incredible things.

Sadly, if a company does not prioritise employee engagement they encounter endless setbacks. The cost of neglect in employee engagement is the loss of talented professionals and limited workforce growth. When companies fail to realise that the root cause of most challenges is the lack of engagement they miss the bigger picture.

The role of a Human Resources Manager or HR management team is not limited to hiring professionals and ensuring that salaries are paid. The HR division of a business has a crucial impact on the calibre of success that business experiences. This is evident when it comes to how they hire employees, retain talent in the business and influence an employee’s experience. All these factors have an impact on the activities of the business and results that are achieved

The Importance of Employee Engagement 

HR professionals need to be innovative and adopt programmes that will increase engagement. When HR professionals come up with initiatives that add value to the workforce, employee involvement is cultivated. Here are some approaches that HR experts can adapt to advance business growth.   

Present Staff with Wellness Initiatives 

Work stress and pressure can be detrimental to one’s health. Being mentally balanced and having a healthy lifestyle is essential for employee wellness. When employees feel physically well and mentally stable they are likely to be more effective in their roles. HR can come up with wellness programmes and ideas that the team will love.

By arranging events that promote a healthy lifestyle in the workspace, it has positive outcomes for the team. You can host events where employees can go for health checks and get wellness advice. The company can also provide resources and material that empower the team to be more nutrition-conscious.

By adopting relaxing exercises at the start of the day teams feel more revitalised. Exercise will help the team build up their energy and perform to their fullest capacity. When your team feels more energetic and alive it results in higher productivity.

Equip Employees with Skills 

Employee training can sharpen employee skills in the business and allow them to advance in their roles. The knowledge that they gain helps build them up with more ability. Employees can attend seminars and workshops that will help enrich their skills and equip them to produce excellent work.

As they accomplish greater success in their roles, they contribute to additional progress for the company. Leaders can also identify employees in the business who will benefit from studying an educational programme. The proficiencies that employees get when they are qualified enable them to uplift the business.  

HR Employee Engagement Activities 

Having social events allows employees to kick back and enjoy themselves with their colleagues. Creating this sense of balance allows employees to have a pleasant work life. They can look forward to work as a place where they have a great social life, make friends and associate this with a happy place. When the work environment is pleasant, it yields positivity for employees. Social events are also the perfect time to break the ice and allow interaction between employees. This is when your team will get to know others and what others do.

Social activities are vital and employees reap the benefits such as:                                                                      

  • Alleviation of stress
  • Release of endorphins and feel-good hormones in a social setting
  • Improved social interaction and enhanced communication

Team building activities make a significant difference to teams. Team building is a great way for the team to where they learn about each other’s strengths and abilities. This makes it easier for employees to approach each other for assistance and for expertise.  

Use Feedback to Sharpen the Company’s Practices 

Employee feedback is valuable and can be used to improve business practices. Whether the feedback is negative or positive, the honesty allows the business to reflect and adjust. The benefits of feedback in the workplace allow a business to make adjustments to improve the experience of employees. It can be used as a tool to monitor the effects of business principles and processes in the company.

When the HR team has scrutinised the impact of processes and practices, they can come up with ways to develop this. They can look at how best they can improve systems, upgrade methods and add value to an employee’s experience. As employees are considered in decisions and they feel valued this helps to retain the talent in the business.

Encourage Company Culture

When HR implements ways to strengthen organisational culture, it influences team spirit and engagement. This is a way that businesses can truly communicate the company’s objectives and share a common goal with employees.

By developing their culture, the business can define the type of people and skills that they wish to attract. This also helps in the hiring process when a business can predict if a candidate will be a great fit for the team and adapt to their culture.

Although the business has people with dynamic skills and diverse professional abilities, all these should work together to complement the company culture.

Applaud the Value that Employees bring 

“#Employee benefits are important tools used by employers to attract new employees & retain experienced employees.”- HR Professionals on Twitter

When the business appreciates the dynamic talent that each employee brings to the team, it makes them feel valued. HR initiatives such as employee rewards for high achievements and top wins can motivate teams to excel. 

HR can also show professionals in the business that this is an environment where they can become leaders and grow. When employees receive promotion opportunities and salary increases, it inspires them to do their best and attain the best results. Employee benefits such as bonuses and other perks can bring satisfaction to hardworking staff.

How can HR Professionals Impact Business Success? 

HR pros need to be in the know about HR industry trends and practices that bring about business expansion. They need to be inventive about approaches that they can use to benefit employees as well as the business. With the high-level HR expertise, a business can enjoy prosperous outcomes which bring business growth.

An engaged workforce fosters employee advocacy and it encourages loyalty. An engaged workforce is instrumental in attaining business success.  


A Human Resources Management programme allows students become competent professionals that are able to create efficiency in business.

DCC College has a range of HR programmes that students can be trained in to work as specialists in this field. HR professionals can stay ahead in their industry when they are built up with skills to advance an organisation.

The college creates HR experts that are able to bring out the potential of employees everywhere they go. With the capability they gain, professionals are able to innovate and implement dynamic HR systems that create a resilient workforce. The programme prepares them for the corporate world and ultimately enables them to become HR experts.  

By enrolling in an HR programme you can build the career you’ve dreamed of having and access multiple opportunities. This qualification that allows you to be highly considered for multiple jobs roles and to advance your career for a prosperous path.    

Registrations for 2018 are now open and you can find out more about Distance Learning Courses. 


About the Author: Khanyie Dlamini Content Creator at Educor Holdings As a writer in the education sector I am passionate about nurturing people in their careers, wellness and personal growth. I focus on a variety of illuminating topics that are helpful to people’s growth and success. I hope to inspire people to feel motivated to live up to their full potential and know they can have an optimistic and prosperous life. My intention is to contribute to an empowered nation that makes great choices and positive change. Personally I enjoy the world of fashion and keeping up with the trends. I have great interest in digital trends and the impact of social media in today’s world. I enjoy learning from other creative people. I value having purposeful relationships with people who have great visions that align with my own.



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