By Amy Saulino
5th May 2017

Over the past year I have written plenty of blogs for candidates on how to get that dream role, how to keep skills up to date and even which company is best for them. But I want to turn the tables and take a look at how my clients make sure they keep their technical staff engaged.

Keeping staff engaged in a company can be a real challenge, especially as what motivates one person may not motivate another but there are things that can be done within a team to keep the majority happy!

Positive team culture

No matter who you employ everyone wants to work in a positive environment and creating a team culture that works together towards a common objective or interest is one way of doing this. When hiring new staff it is important to make sure that all personalities in the team would fit together and there would be no clashes. While employing a variety of people with different personalities can be a positive and creates a diverse culture, be aware that not all personality traits will get on.

Another way to keep a positive culture is to offer perks and rewards, for many people the benefits a company offer can be the difference between accepting or rejecting an offer.

Recognition

Like many people, your technical team will want to know if they are doing a good job, and also where they can improve. When talking to candidates one of the main reasons for them leaving their current company is to gain more experience as they feel a sense of stagnation. To ensure your staff don’t feel like that, it is good to take a look at performance reviews, making sure you are giving your technical team constructive feedback and praise where it is due.

Along with this it is also good to offer your staff training and development programmes giving your employees a chance to learn and grow within the business.

A sense of pride

If you are proud of what you are doing you do a better job, and if an employee feels a sense of pride towards the company and the work they will be more engaged. Your technical team will want to know what impact their work is actually having on the business not just what their day-to-day job is; most employees will love to know that their work matters and is really making a difference.

In the highly competitive market where Information Management and Data skills are in demand, it is crucial to make sure your staff are engaged and happy in their work, otherwise you run the risk of losing members of your technical team to competitors.

Employee engagement

How do you ensure you keep your employees engaged? What makes you feel engaged at work? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below

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This blog was originally published on LinkedIn. To read the original article click here

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