Prospect for future personal and professional growth, and
A positive work environment with some focus on teamwork.
While Nierle notes that while not everyone can be promoted to the top of the pay scale, getting to know the employee, what their career goals are, and how to improve their competencies can make all the difference, even in the middle of a transition.
“Try to keep the focus on the work and on those drivers,” says Nierle. “With more pressure on results, and lesser budgets, lesser staffs, these things can be forgotten.”
If for no other reason, the report finds that engaged employees have a much more positive view of their supervisors’ management skills than do employees who are not engaged. So engaging your employees may have a direct effect on your paycheck as well.