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Boost Engagement, Improve Company Culture and Combat Turnover

By Kelly Holt, CHC  

 

With the record low unemployment and competitive labor market in Middle Tennessee, it’s safe to say it’s an employees’ market. Now more than ever, we as employers must think critically about what we are doing to keep our best employees engaged and committed to our organization.

As Gallup asserts, “A highly engaged workforce means the difference between a company that outperforms its competitors and one that fails to grow.” While opinions vary, a good working definition for employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals. Gallup asserts that only three in 10 employees are engaged at work and one-quarter of employees are at high risk for turnover. The statistics speak for themselves. Keep your employees engaged or lose them to the highest bidder.

One natural place to begin building engagement and affinity with employees is through the strategic development of your company culture. Jacob Morgan, author of the best-selling book “The Employee Experience Advantage” asserts that, “out of all the employees and business leaders whom I have interviewed over the years, the vast majority of them have always told me that culture is what they care about most.” A commitment to building a supportive, positive culture within your organization can be powerful strategy to begin boosting employee engagement. At Paradigm Group, we take this a step further, helping our clients build a culture of wellbeing within their organization that considers employees’ physical, emotional and financial health.

At Paradigm Group’s fourth annual Wellbeing Conference, we are tackling the issue of engagement in the workplace. What does this buzz word “engagement” really mean, and how do we build a culture of happier, more productive, committed employees?

Join us on April 25 as we explore the latest evidence-based psychology behind employee engagement. Uncover proven outcomes that can shape sustainable and principled workplace wellbeing programs and contribute to the overall health of your organization. Note: This conference is for mid-size to large employers with at least 50 employees.

Meet our keynote speakers:

BRAD SHUCK, Ed.D.

Leading expert on employee engagement psychology; Associate Professor, Program Director Organizational Leadership and Learning at the University of Louisville; Principal Consultant of LEAD Research, LLC, an advanced human resource analytics consulting group.

 

Presentation: Employee Engagement and Wellness: Going Beneath the Surface

Dr. Shuck will share innovative research on the practice of engagement and its natural connection to wellness-driven outcomes. Learn how specific leader behaviors can drive employee engagement—bolstering employee health and commitment throughout your organization. Expect to be personally challenged to develop more positive work experiences for you and your employees.

MARK BERMAN, M.D., FACLM

Internal medicine physician and social entrepreneur specializing in lifestyle medicine and digital health; Head of Health for Better Therapeutics, a digital therapeutic startup; Former director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

 

Presentation: Being Well and the Use of Digital Health Tools 

Digital health tools are changing the way we manage our health and wellness. But to what degree are these tools helpful? Dr. Berman will offer a physician’s perspective on the pros and cons of popular digital health tools that are used to alter lifestyle habits and improve wellbeing. Take away ideas to motivate and engage your employees using technology inside and outside of the workplace.

If you are a mid-size or large employer, and would like to attend this year’s conference, visit our online registration page. You can also check out video highlights from our 2017 Wellbeing Conference.

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