Both employee happiness and employee engagement help to build a more positive and productive workplace. However, does focusing merely on employee happiness drive engagement?
Employee engagement is measured by the extent to which employees are motivated and committed to their work. According to a Gallup study, highly engaged employees are more productive and can increase company profitability by 21%.
A happy employee is not necessarily an engaged one. Happiness is a state of mind and is a positive outcome of being enthusiastic and engaged at work. Employers should focus on factors like positive work culture, role clarity, and more to help drive engagement.
Human resources are one of the most valued assets of any organization, and by promoting employee engagement and wellness, you’re directly protecting the health of your organization. By investing in your employees’ happiness and nurturing an engaged workforce, your company can benefit from higher retention rates, creative new innovation, and increased productivity.