Employee engagement is a key to success for companies on the other side of the pandemic. Many of these companies are recovering financially, and an engaged workforce is more productive. This is great for an organization’s bottom line.
According to an infographic The Muse published,¹ companies with engaged employees make 2.5 more revenues than competitors whose employees are disengaged, and engaged workers are 87% less likely to leave their employers compared to disengaged employees. This can greatly reduce costs related to turnover.
There is a clear connection between employee engagement and revenue that results from good productivity. By determining why employees are disengaged, organizational leaders can start to improve engagement, productivity, and income.
Why Aren’t US Employees Engaged at Work?
So many factors play into employee disengagement. The aforementioned infographic suggested several reasons why workers are less-than-engaged:
- 75% of people who leave their employers “don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses.”
- 90% of organizational leaders believe an engagement strategy can impact business success, yet just 25% of this population implements such a strategy.
- A mere 40% of the workforce is aware of their employers’ goals.
This gives us some solid clues as to why companies can’t crack the employee engagement code.
First, changes in management need to happen if companies want to experience better rates of engagement. These changes should ensure the right individuals are put into supervisory positions. Second, more companies need to create and use an employee engagement strategy. And third, companies must make their entire workforce aware of their goals.
Unacceptable employee productivity is the natural result of sub-par worker engagement. By improving engagement, companies can simultaneously improve productivity.
Low Productivity is a Result of Poor Employee Engagement
Poor employee engagement has greater consequences than merely low revenues and high rates of turnover, although those are serious enough. It is also a bad look for a company. It compromises company culture and demolishes workforce morale, explained an article by Tolman Wiker.2 It can also majorly affect worker productivity. The article by Tolman Wiker said,
“It’s no coincidence that employees that scored highest on employee engagement produced more work and earned more money for their company. An actively engaged employee earns more and uses fewer resources than a disengaged employee. Engaged employees even use less health care. Employee engagement isn’t some lofty goal, it’s a pivotal checkpoint a successful company must attain to continue their success.”
If your employees are disengaged, there is a good chance they are also underperforming. And this impacts a company’s overall wellbeing and longevity.
Understanding what is happening in the realm of worker productivity nationwide helps company leaders gauge how well their employees are performing and how the organization can make impactful changes. Here are a few current statistics about employee productivity, according to Team Stage3:
- The average breadwinner is productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes each day.
- Companies with good employee engagement are 17% more productive.
- Internet usage in the workplace accounts for 40% less productivity.
- Employee happiness boosts productivity by 12%.
- 85% of employees spend up to two hours a day searching for work-related information.
- 91% of employees daydream at meetings.
- Work overload decreases productivity by 68%.
- Working from home improves employee productivity by 14%.
It is critical in the post-covid business world that companies increase employee engagement. In doing so, they will effectively boost employee productivity. A learning management system (LMS) can help organizational leaders noticeably improve employee engagement and productivity.
Improve Employee Productivity With an LMS
A learning management system is a computer software program created to seamlessly deliver, track, and report on employee training. By increasing employee engagement through high-quality training and development, an LMS can improve employee productivity. Other ways an LMS boosts productivity include:
An LMS increases employee engagement
One of the primary ways an LMS boosts employee engagement is by giving employees the flexible training that they desire. According to eLearning Industry, “flexibility is ‘the number one reason’ why employees today join a workplace.”4 By extending that flexibility to training, companies can increase employee engagement and attract top talent in the future.
The LMS feature that enables flexible, self-paced training is mobile learning. Companies that adopt and support mobile technologies that their employees regularly utilize see higher engagement and success rates. With the TOPYX LMS mobile learning feature, learners can access content on demand, regardless of location or time zone. All a user needs for a superior learning experience is an internet connection and a mobile device.
The benefits of mobile learning go beyond better employee engagement. Mobile learning also allows users 24/7 access to training from anywhere, giving users the flexibility to learn on their own schedules. Also, mobile learning provides flexibility and freedom outside of office hours. This helps employees increase productivity in other areas of their work.
Users can seamlessly access training and collaboration materials from either desktop or mobile and interact with fellow teammates as they learn together or on their own. TOPYX LMS delivers a top-notch user experience with a responsive mobile design, supported on every mobile device.
Request a free LMS demo of TOPYX to learn more.
An LMS enables organizations to offer continued learning
Consistently offering training to employees can go a long way in bolstering productivity. This is because training gives employees the skills and information they need to become more productive. It also teaches them practical ways to use their strengths in everyday work situations.
What some employers miss is the need to regularly offer training to workers. Consistently providing training is just as vital to increasing productivity as initially offering it. To become and remain skilled and productive, employees need ongoing learning and development opportunities. An article by Sparklight Business5 stated,
“A team of highly capable people can give your business an edge even over competitors with more resources and superior technology. Help your employees perform at the top of their industry, and your business will flourish. Regardless of your industry, the answer is clear. Continuous training benefits employees (and employers), providing them with the confidence, skills, and creativity needed to do superb work today, tomorrow, and many years down the line.”
An LMS is the ideal tool for offering continued learning because it allows employers to create multiple online learning paths, some for advanced staff and others for new hires. It also simplifies compliance training and makes certifications management a breeze. This is often particularly helpful to large organizations.
LMS software will make it easy for your organization to grant users access to individual courses and learning paths once employees have completed any prerequisites. With an LMS, your company can offer continued learning and improve employee productivity.
An LMS provides just-in-time training and microlearning
Lacking key information one needs in the moment to complete a task is an impediment to productivity. For example, a customer service representative may receive ongoing employee training that sharpens their skills, but if it’s not accessible to them at the point of need, it will do them no good.
An LMS boosts productivity by providing just-in-time training. Say a customer service representative is chatting online with a difficult customer. Using an LMS, they could access many training materials searchable directly within the system. Moreover, they could access these resources from any location, even one that is remote.
Additionally, an LMS allows workers to learn in the flow of work via microlearning. In other words, employees could take short training breaks between work tasks during the course of their regular workday to consume small segments of online learning (i.e., microlearning). Common forms of microlearning include succinct, mobile-friendly videos, articles, blog posts, knowledge checks, and simulations.
Another benefit of microlearning is that it gives employees the chance to apply what they are learning in training, on the job. This can increase skills acquisition, knowledge retention, and productivity.
Increase Employee Productivity with TOPYX Quick Start LMS
Successful company leaders are always looking for ways to improve employee productivity. Thousands of organizational leaders have found an LMS to be the perfect productivity-promoting tool.
Companies need to ensure employees are still properly trained and educated despite moving from in-person training to online settings. TOPYX Quick Start LMS helps organizations set up and fully deploy a learning management system in a matter of days.
With in-depth learning features and pre-built content to support remote workers and develop skills, TOPYX Quick Start LMS includes everything you need to get started with an L&D program for up to 500 learners. Best of all, it’s available through a unique flat-rate pricing model.
Wondering if TOPYX Quick Start LMS could improve productivity for your company? Download a free LMS demo of TOPYX to find out.
- The Muse. https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-shocking-stats-about-employee-engagement.
- Tolman Wiker. https://tolmanandwiker.com/employee-engagement-direct-impact-business-bottom-line/#:~:text=Lack%20of%20Engagement%20Kills%20Morale,team's%20level%20of%20engagement%20falters.
- TeamStage. https://teamstage.io/productivity-statistics/.
- eLearning Industry. https://elearningindustry.com/how-use-mobile-learning-to-increase-employee-engagement-boost-performance.
- Sparklight Business. https://business.sparklight.com/the-wire/leadership/management/importance-continuous-training-employees.