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The Benefits of Employee Engagement in Creating a Happy Workplace

Many organisations work hard to create a happy workplace for their employees because they know that happy employees are one of the keys to their business success. When employees are engaged and happy at work, they directly impact various aspects of business success, including employee retention, productivity, customer satisfaction, and overall organisational performance. 

Engaged employees are not just satisfied with their jobs; they are enthusiastic, motivated, and fully invested in their work. They go beyond the minimum requirements and actively contribute to the success of the company.

Hence, companies prioritise and foster employee engagement to create a more positive and productive work environment, leading to improved outcomes and sustained growth.

 

Babilou Family is a firm believer in engaging with their employees. They organise annual team bonding and retreats like the Teachers’ Day weekend where their staff arranged and conducted their team bonding activities. They also hold an annual Dinner & Dance where all employees from Headquarters and across centres gather to celebrate their achievements as an employee and collectively as a company.

Engaged employees often experience improved mental and emotional well-being, as they find meaning and purpose in their work. In a happy workplace, they feel empowered, appreciated and engaged. This is translated to job satisfaction, better communication and team collaboration for the staff. At Babilou Family, Their Touchpoint initiative provides opportunities for regular sessions to facilitate sharing of best practices and bonding between HQ staff and centre leaders. 

They also introduced a Workplace platform, which is accessible globally across all Babilou Family countries. This platform is an interactive and informational tool to share ideas and initiatives among staff within the country and globally, as well as to broadcast company announcements to all Babilou Family employees instantly.  

To foster an environment that supports personal growth, and to enable our employees to learn new skills and expand their horizons, Babilou Family offers a Learning Day which dedicates one day a year for our staff to attend courses for either professional and personal development.

 

One of the most notable advantages of employee engagement is the fostering of innovation. Employees feel empowered to share their ideas through Workplace, thus nurturing a culture of creativity and fostering growth. 

They are also committed to improving the customer service, which leads to enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty. This in turn drives higher profitability for the business. 

Furthermore, their efforts to foster a happy workplace has resulted in a positive company culture. The resultant environment appeals to and retains top talent. Take for example, their featured employee Mathi Bavani, who evolved from a passionate Principal at one of their Little Footprints Preschool centres to an accomplished Cluster Manager.

Employee engagement also strengthens communication channels between employees and leadership, promoting transparency and understanding, and subsequently fostering collaboration. Another benefit of employee engagement is that it equips employees with adaptability, making them open to change and adept at navigating new challenges, thereby effectively bolstering the organisation's agility in a dynamic business landscape

Their employees are also their best ambassadors for the brand. Their advocacy not only promotes the company culture as the best employer, but also works to attract new customers and talent.

 

SOURCE: Babilou Family

 

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