Getting employees engaged is worth the effort.
From employee recognition to communication and task management, these helpful tools provide business owners with efficient ways to keep employees engaged. — Getty Images/fizkes

Employee engagement is proven to impact how productive and successful people are at their jobs. But employee engagement can be challenging to track and manage. If you’re looking for a good place to start, these six tools can help.

15Five

The idea behind 15Five is that your employees take 15 minutes a week to fill out a survey, and then you take five minutes to read it. You can use 15Five to create custom surveys that will gauge the overall morale in your business.

If you’re not sure where to start, 15Five has an entire library of question prompts. There is also an option for employees to list out the tasks they plan to accomplish that week. This is a great way to keep your employees on track and create a culture of accountability.

Depending on the size of your company, you can also create different groups within the app. This will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the entire company, while also getting a closer look at how individual teams are performing.

Culture Amp

Culture Amp is one of the best tools to help you build a culture of engaged employees. The platform provides employee surveys and then analyzes the data it receives against a set of 62 real-world benchmarks.

The reporting feature shows what factors are the biggest drivers for employee engagement, and you can review data based on where individuals are within the employee life cycle.

The data you receive from Culture Amp will give you additional insights about why employees end up leaving your company. This will help you not only gather employee feedback, but also assess how you can improve your business.

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Employee engagement is proven to impact how productive and successful people are at their jobs.

Blogin

Communication is one of the most important aspects of employee engagement, but it can also be very challenging. Blogin helps solve this problem by providing an internal company blog for your employees.

An internal company blog is a great resource for businesses of all sizes because it gives you a central location to share company news. It can also help you create a more collaborative workspace and boost employee morale.

One of the advantages of Blogin is that it’s a good way to share more in-depth information with your employees. And it allows you to store and keep a record of all your data.

Officevibe

Officevibe provides insights into how your employees feel about their job. You can use the platform to send quick surveys and gather feedback.

The app also provides team reports that will help you identify key metrics, trends and opportunities for improvement. From there, you can do a better job of aligning your employees’ activities with your overall business goals.

Officevibe comes with three different plans, depending on the size of your company and level of support that you need. If you have fewer than 20 employees, the app is completely free to use.

Weekdone

Once your business starts to grow and scale, it can be hard to keep up with what all of your employees are working on. That’s why Weekdone is an excellent resource for keeping your employees productive and on task.

With Weekdone, you can outline your quarterly goals and objectives, and then assign weekly tasks to your team. You can track these tasks within the app, which will help hold everyone accountable.

The app will provide reports about how well each employee’s tasks align with the company’s overall goals. And Weekdone integrates with popular productivity apps like Basecamp and Asana.

Kudos

Lack of recognition is the number one reason most employees give for why they left their previous employer. This means you need to proactively plan for how you’re going to recognize and reward your employees for the work they do.

Kudos is one of the best ways to ensure you’re recognizing your employees for their hard work. The platform is a social network that’s designed to encourage and reward your employees. Employees can earn badges, rewards and custom certificates.

You can also celebrate things like birthdays and years of service. And the iOS and Android apps even let you make and share video recognitions with your employees.

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Published March 12, 2020