Posted on October 12, 2020 at 5:00 AM by Tom Hamilton, SPHR

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What are the 5 R's? Refer, Recruit, Recognize, Reward and Retain. The keys to attracting and keeping the people that will drive growth and profitability. We are delivering this brief newsletter to Company Executives, Managers & Human Resource Pro's who have the responsibility of recruiting and retaining the best talent for their organization.

The term employee engagement is widely used to describe employees who are well motivated and committed to their work. Engaged employees show an enthusiasm for their jobs above and beyond specific work duties and requirements. You have written an accurate, detailed job description, interviewed candidates, tested for job fit, checked references and run background checks (the key steps to hiring better people btw). So you have this very motivated new employee. Now what?

1. Ensure that the employee sees clear development opportunities. Sit down and go through their pre-employment assessment results with the new employee. Discuss the training you will provide aiding in their personal development (these areas for improvement were identified and provided in the assessment report). Explain how they can grow in their jobs, improve their skills and advance their careers
2. Provide clear and promising direction, with goals that are achievable and will be seen by the employee as promising long term successes for the company. Promote collaboration and collegiality, because the support and friendliness of people’s co-workers is a key element to job satisfaction
3. Inspire confidence in your company’s managers, so employees know that their own careers are in capable hands.


Conclusion: To have a more innovative and adaptive company, it’s vital that your employees be engaged in their jobs. Engaged employees are more productive, creative, mission oriented and trustworthy. Enable your employees to accomplish the mission of the organization. Get them engaged!