Top Talent Tip: 3 Reliable Ways to Increase Employee Engagement with a Limited Budget

Everyone knows the importance of employee engagement. Engaged employees do better work and are less likely to leave your company than disengaged employees, which means that when you improve engagement, you improve retention!

Companies with small HR departments, sometimes assume that improving employee engagement is expensive and beyond their reach. But, there are many ways to improve engagement without increasing salaries, benefits or expensive perks.

How to Improve Engagement on a Limited Budget:

  1. It’s NOT About the Money, Money, Money
  • Yes, pay matters, but it matters less than many people realize. When Gallup surveyed more than 195,000 employees as part of their State of the American Workforce report, it found employees placed the greatest importance on organizations offering them: 
    • The ability to do what they do best
    • Greater work-life balance and better personal well-being
    • Greater stability and job security
    • A significant increase in income
    • The opportunity to work for a company with a great brand or reputation
  1. Give Employees the Ability to Do the Work They Do Best
  • People want to do work they enjoy—but too often, they feel their employer puts barriers in front of them, rather than clearing the way for the to do excellent work. Here’s how you can help rather than hinder:
  • Set collaborative goals
  • Coach your managers on engaging employees
  • Give your staff time to work on their own projects
  • Enlist your employees’ ideas
  • Express gratitude for our employees’ efforts
  1. Engage Employees, Without Breaking the Bank
  • Increasing employee engagement doesn’t have to break the bank. If your company gives employees the ability to do the work they love to do and supports their well-being, it will be well on its way to a more engaged workplace, without spending a great deal of money!

Weather you’ve never created an employee engagement program before and need best practices or you’re an HR professional who wants to ensure that you have the best strategies in place, BirdDogHR can help. Contact our customer care team at or call 888-482-7021.


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