Getting Buy-In for Employee Engagement Programs - HighGround


Four Ways to Secure C-Suite Buy-In for Employee Engagement Programs

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Talent is a company’s most valuable commodity. More than ever, organizations understand that finding and retaining top talent drives business success. But the C-suite at many organizations still needs to be convinced that a technology solution can help build a sustainable employee engagement program.

Our latest eBook outlines how to get the C-suite support that is essential for implementing a technology solution. Here’s how to get started:

1. Outline sustainable employee engagement and why it matters

While one-time perks such as happy hours or free lunches are nice, they’re not the groundwork for sustainable employee engagement. Research has shown the tangible benefits of heightened employee engagement. According to Gallup, the performance of highly engaged teams includes:

  • 37% lower absenteeism
  • 25% lower employee turnover (in high-turnover organizations)
  • 21% higher productivity
  • 22% higher profitability

2. Define an employee engagement platform and its benefits

While many HR systems address administrative requirements, they largely ignore employee needs. Employees want workplace tools that are as easy-to-use and are as intuitive as other applications.

Engagement platforms such as HighGround put the employee first and are driven by peer-to-peer interaction.

As a result, organizations can amplify their corporate cultures with real-time recognition and rewards, modernize performance management and understand the voice of the employee.

3. Establish yourself as an employee engagement evangelist

You need to be the champion of employee engagement at your organization so your C-suite is confident in the value, sustainability and purpose of the initiative. Among other things, you need to know your objective, enlist support from other departments and understand the implementation impacts. If you’re armed with support and the proof points you need, you’ll quickly become the internal subject matter expert for a successful employee engagement strategy.

4. Share how technology can help achieve your mission

Once you’ve established the need for a technology solution, it’s time to find the platform that aligns best with your organizational needs. The technology solution is just one piece of the puzzle – the platform provider should also be a supportive partner who can help you design you program and achieve best-in-class results.

Want to know more about securing C-suite support for an engagement platform? Download this eBook to help bolster your case with the C-suite and get started toward creating a dynamic and sustainable employee engagement program.

Find out how HighGround can help modernize your performance management.

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