Ways to engage with your employees

There are many ways that you can engage with your employees from increasing pay, offering a bonus scheme or putting time and effort into communicating with your staff to see how they are progressing or acknowledging the great work they have done.


As part of our Grow, Scale, Succeed campaign, we spoke to two small businesses on their employee engagement strategies. Geraldine Magnier of Idiro Analytics share how they have managed to keep their staff in the highly competitive tech sector and Breda Clancy of Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Services discusses how flexibility and treating all staff with respect has been key to retaining their people. You can view these video case studies here.


As many small businesses are time poor, we have produced a number of podcasts on employee engagement that you can listen to on the go or in the car. Brian Smyth of Maybe International talks about how we can get the reward and recognition packages wrong and he offers advice on how businesses can recognise the real value of what an employee is doing and appreciate that for itself.


Many small businesses are planning their employee development training for 2019 and in this talk, Brian talks about the benefits of coaching as a method of training and how it can enable people to learn through discovery rather than passive learning.


You can listen to these podcasts on the Grow, Scale, Succeed website or on the SFA Soundcloud channel.


In the meantime if you have any specific concerns or questions please contact SFA Executive, Helen Quinn on 01 605 1668 or at helen.quinn@sfa.ie or visit the advice section on our website.



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