Coastal Business Systems has always been firm in its commitment to promote employee engagement and motivation in all it does. We believe our staff is our biggest asset, and we go out of our way to make sure that all employees, regardless of their exact positions in our organization, are happy. To this end, Coastal Business Systems takes great pride in providing numerous opportunities (both professional and socially) for our employees to play a leading role in the company’s day-to-day operations. From making our employees feel recognized, to involving them in our corporate social responsibility initiatives, we always go to great lengths to keep our staff engaged. Here is why Coastal Business Systems thinks that having an engaged staff is of utmost importance to every business establishment. Plus, why you should take the same steps it has taken towards its team’s welfare in and out of the office.
Engaged employees are happy employees
Organizations that foster a culture of employee engagement in their day-to-day operations don’t need to resort to negative internal mechanisms to enforce employee engagement, including intimidation, threats of termination, peer pressure, or any other high-stress behavior. Rather, just like Coastal Business Systems, they promote practices like employee recognition, 360 feedback, and even frequent one-to-one meetings to safeguard the welfare of their employees.
We believe that when bosses don’t bark out threats, employees tend to be happier in all they do, and a happy staff saves their employers money. According to the American Psychological Association, companies lose over $500 million on an annual basis because of workplace stress.
Employee engagement leads to lower absenteeism
According to a recent study, around 13% of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs and this often results in frequent absenteeism. On the other hand, an engaged staff as Coastal Business Systems has discovered by experience, will always be invested in their jobs. This means they will be definitely committed to the continued success of their employer. So, it makes infinite sense that such employees will do all they can to show up to work. When your employees are engaged, they will be highly motivated since they deeply feel their contribution is not only important to the success of their organization but its mission as well. Indeed, engaged workplaces see around 41% less absenteeism than those that aren’t. In turn, this means employee engagement directly improves employee retention, as a team that is highly engaged is less likely to look for greener pastures.
Employee engagement leads to greater employee loyalty
If the findings of recent research on this topic are to be believed, 46% of employees in the United States would be very eager to leave their organizations if the opportunity presents itself. However, when your employees, like those of Coastal Business Systems, are engaged, they will generally have a deep loyalty towards your organization and will stick around. Sometimes this can be the case even when a new, more lucrative job offer is made to them.
Your employees won’t want to leave when they truly care about the overall and long-term success of your business. They will always be excited about the career growth and development opportunities you present to them and the challenges they encounter in whatever work they do.
Employee engagement leads to increased productivity
Engaged employees are 17% more productive than those who are not. A staff that is engaged tends to go to great lengths to accomplish their day-to-day tasks above and beyond the call of duty. Without being nudged, they will feel more empowered to take more and more work, which will supercharge their overall productivity and innovation.
Corporate social responsibility and employee engagement
At Coastal Business Systems, we have made it a point to involve our employees in the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
This indeed is one of the best means available to all businesses, despite their size, to substantially improve employee engagement. In most cases, corporate social responsibility has the potential to make your team excited and interested in all the firm does. By getting the chance to participate in causes that are relevant and beneficial to the community at large, your employees will have a sense of pride that what they are doing directly lets them do their own part to make the world a better place.
Coastal Business Systems is a foremost managed print services provider. We also specialize in providing state-of-art office technology and home office technology solutions that are proven to improve workplace efficiency, productivity, and collaboration capabilities in in-person, remote, or even hybrid work environments. This includes Sharp printers and MFPs that integrate cutting-edge innovations like touchless technology and more.