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Motivation and Engagement

Keeping employees motivated and engaged is essential to the success of an organisations.Although there is no blanket solution to an engaged organisation. Common themes of an engaged workplace include:

  • Feelings of commitment, passion and energy
  • High levels of energy and determination towards challenging tasks
  • Taking initiative and
  • Exceeding expectations within the organisation

23% of the Australian workforce are said to be engaged, meaning Australia has one of the highest engagement rates in the world. A workforce is said to be made up of three types of employees, those that are engaged, not engaged and actively disengaged.

  • Engaged Employees 
    Those employees within an organisation who are committed to the organisation and driven to moving the organisation forward.
  • Not Engaged / Disengaged Employees 
    Those employees, who are present at work and put in the hours, however are not passionate about their job and aren’t utilising their full potential.
  • Actively disengaged Employees
    Those employees that don’t have an emotional commitment to work and often distract co-workers while they try and complete tasks. This can be due to their job not being suitable or not aligning with their skill set. They are often looking for employment elsewhere.

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Frequently asked questions

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Checklist

Employee engagement survey

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Information Sheets

Catering to different needs

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Challenges in creating an engaged workforce

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What motivates and engages employees

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Measuring and evaluating engagement

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Strategies to engage and motivate

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The role of HR in creating an engaged workforce

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What is employee engagement

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What is employee motivation

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The importance of an engaged workplace

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