Many of today’s PR executives are tasked with making their work environments “more engaged.”
Although refreshing a stale workplace is easier said than done, there are a few ways to take your office culture from average to exceptional, data from YouEarnedIt suggest.
Here’s insight, from its Top Ten Most Recognized Employees list:
Employee engagement comes in countless forms, but when designed for employees, has intentional and trickle-down impacts on organizational operations success. Happy employees are high-performing powerhouses.
Want to keep your employees happy and engaged? Consider advice from three employees—all of whom were featured on YouEarnedIt’s list:
Encourage openness and collaboration
Data suggest more than 35 percent of employees cited strong connections with colleagues as the key to creating a happy workplace.
Car2Go’s Emily Concannon enjoys working with “a brilliant group of people that all have unique strengths.”
Our leadership team is always looking for ways to improve the overall experience for everyone, [so] we know that we can always give our feedback, whether it is good, bad or ugly.
Set a more casual tone
Merkle Inc.’s Veronica Moul says she trades heels for Birkenstocks in her advertising agency’s casual office environment.
“[A] relaxed dress code makes a huge difference when being in an office for eight-plus hours a day,” she adds.
Listen to your staff
Want to motivate your employees? Equinix client services manager Jason Alcantara says to start from the top with your communication and empower your employees to drive change.
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Struggling to get your staff excited about coming to work? Offer guidance, and be accessible.
Roughly 40 percent of employees said their managers’ willingness to help others is what makes them great employers.
Looking to work for an organization with an engaged work environment? Zappos is seeking a SEO manager. Applicants for this Las Vegas-based position should be able to drive commercial success and increase consumer satisfaction. Data analysis skills are a must.
Not the job for you? See what else we have in this week’s professional pickings:
Digital advertising specialist— First Scribe (Minnesota)
Social media care specialist— T-Mobile (Hawaii)
Marketing and event coordinator— Microsoft (Washington)
Digital content editor— British Cardiovascular Society (United Kingdom)
Brand activation coordinator—Chicago Cubs (Illinois)
Social media specialist— ANB Bank (Colorado)
User acquisition specialist—Square (California)
Social media manager— Smithsonian Enterprises (Washington, D.C.)
Digital content specialist— Bealls (Florida)
Digital marketing manager— Scholarships.com (Illinois)
General assignment reporter— Pilot Media (Virginia)
Social media specialist— Shirley Group (Texas)
Marketing manager—Capital One (New York)
Publications officer—University of London (United Kingdom)
Engagement coordinator— Indiana University (Indiana)
Public relations internship— ICF (Illinois)
Marketing content specialist— Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, D.C.)
SEO coordinator— Global Aquaculture Alliance (New Hampshire)
Social media specialist— Orbitz (Illinois)
Digital marketing coordinator— Simon and Schuster (New York)
Content strategist— PayPal (California)
Copywriter—University of Arizona (Arizona)
Digital content editor— Natl. Apartment Assoc. (Virginia)
Marketing specialist— Tripp Life (Illinois)
PR account executive—Rubenstein Public Relations (New York)
Marketing specialist— Bottle Rocket (Texas)
Project editor—Bloomsbury (United Kingdom)
Communications specialist— Iowa Association of School Boards (Iowa)
Public affairs broadcast specialist— Natl. Guard (Kansas)
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