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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


059: Two Action Steps You Can Take as a Leader to Increase Employee Engagement

Quick question: when was the last time you asked each of your team members how they’re doing – like how are they REALLY doing? You never really know how that ONE question can create a massive impact on your company. 

As a leader, you want to be able to prepare yourself and your team for this dynamic future of work. And one of the key metrics that you need to invest in is employee engagement. 

A Bonusly study found that while employee engagement increased in May 2020, it was followed by a significant drop the next month. The survey showed that 63% of workers feel unappreciated by their employer on a daily basis and 59% of people felt that they have NEVER had a boss who “truly appreciates” their work. 

The good news is that the world is ever-changing, and so is the future of work. In this episode, I’m sharing two Action Steps that you can implement immediately to make a positive impact, and likely affect the engagement levels of your team. 

Show Highlights:

  • Reviewing your response to when the global pandemic was declared
  • The Gallup reports on the “rise and fall” in employee engagement between May 2020 and June 2020
  • Ensuring visibility and accessibility in your team
  • Appreciating your team members consistently
  • Creative ways to be more intentional about recognizing your team members

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Supporting Resources:

“Employee Engagement Continues Historic Rise Amid Coronavirus”

“Historic Drop in Employee Engagement Follows Record Rise”

Survey Says: Appreciation Matters More Than You Think

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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at Let them know I sent you.

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