What is the difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction?
The difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction comes down to motivation.
Employee satisfaction is all about an employee’s happiness and contentment at work. While this is an important metric, it doesn’t always give a true indication of their motivation. For example, an employee may be happy and content, but they might not be performing to the levels they used to.
Employee engagement asks the question of whether someone is truly engaged and emotionally invested in your organisation – including your goals, values, building relationships with colleagues and their own personal development.
Employee engagement surveys are used by HR departments across the world to assess their employees’ commitment and motivation at work.
It’s not just about how happy they are – but how motivated they are to make a difference.
Organizations need to start with employee satisfaction, but ultimately end with employee engagement
As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, 4 Questions to Consider Before Investing in Employee Engagement, employee engagement is a hot topic amongst today’s organizations with a goal of improving performance. That intense interest is now evolving into deeper thinking about company culture. Organizations across the globe are measuring employee satisfaction, and seriously assessing what kind of workplace culture they want and need in order to obtain and retain customers.
The problem is many organizational leaders mistake workforce satisfaction with employee engagement. It’s not enough to measure just satisfaction and happiness. That’s just the start. Employees need the proper mix of satisfaction and engagement. Continue reading
What types of employee surveys are available?
Employee surveys are a great way to solicit employee feedback on a wide variety of workplace issues. Using survey software to design and administer, employee surveys can encompass a number of areas across the business and be broken down into individual types of employee surveys.
11 Types of Employee Surveys
Employee Attitude Surveys. Assess employees’ emotions and feelings within the workplace.
Employee Opinion Surveys. Discover views and beliefs held by employees. Continue reading