The concept of employee engagement has been widely discussed in recent years and has a number of valid definitions. One way in which an employee might be demonstrating employee engagement is by feeling that their work is meaningful and therefore worth investing time and effort in. Another way in which employee engagement might be demonstrated is by a commitment to high performance, achieving goals, targets and so on. In this way, employee engagement can range from the emotional to the professional and many things in between.
Engagement and employee satisfaction
The Institute of Employment Studies recently published a number of factors that can help generate employee engagement. Essentially, the drivers of employee engagement are recognised as being the desire to do a job well and to meet targets effectively, ideally with the sense that what the employee is doing is positive and worthwhile as part of a reputable company with an ethos they believe in. In short, an engaged employee is a happy, motivated and productive employee.
Mobility, relocation and employee engagement
Employee engagement has been linked with high performance in companies overall and many businesses and HR officials are placing special emphasis on fostering it. It has also been noted that maintained employee engagement during times of disruption, such as during relocation, is especially important. With the international or global scope of many successful businesses, employee relocation and mobility may be essential for succeeding in a competitive market. During these times, global mobility professionals have a responsibility to ensure that employee engagement is maintained and even enhanced so that the business can continue to operate and thrive.
The role of a global mobility professional, in short, is to ensure that the relocation process is as smooth and successful as possible for the employee and business, and that employee engagement is not hindered by a stressful experience. A reputable employee relocation company, such as the DT moving website, will be happy to provide lots of information on each step of the service it provides and will have specialist experience in handling complex moving situations, whether at home or overseas.
Maintaining a good level of communication is recognised as being key to employee engagement. Mobility professionals can help maintain this engagement by keeping the relocation process largely stress free and maintaining a high level of positive, consistent communication.