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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.


062: Increasing Productivity, Profits, and Retention by Improving Employee Engagement

In this time of The Great Resignation, companies are finding ways to increase productivity and improve retention through improving employee engagement. 

Culture plays a crucial part. However, that is not just the job of HR, the CEO, or the executive team. Every single employee has a responsibility because they will shape the culture of that organization in some way, shape, or form. But how do you create that environment and that organizational muscle where employees have a voice?

In today’s episode, Dan Kessler, President & COO of Energage, shares the biggest drivers of employee engagement. How do “pay and benefits” and “purpose and meaning” impact employee engagement? Listen in and be inspired to take action to increase employee engagement in your workplace!

Show Highlights:

  • What companies should be doing differently than what they’ve done in the past in terms of recruitment strategy
  • How do companies represent authentically what it’s like to work in their organization?
  • The role “pay and benefits” play in driving employee engagement
  • The biggest drivers of employee engagement
  • How “purpose and meaning” impact employee engagement
  • What Top Workplaces are doing to drive employee engagement
  • Practical steps that you can take as a leader to positively impact employee engagement in your organization

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Top Workplaces Research Lab: Employee Well-Being and Burnout: 

Leaders Can Drive Employee Engagement, the Pandemic Showed Us How: 

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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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