ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is a type of software that businesses use to manage their resources. It integrates all the different parts of a company such as accounting, HR, sales, and production into one system. This allows businesses to have a more accurate view of their overall operations and make better decisions.
Here at Auto-Valve, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio, we have recently implemented a Plex ERP system, but there is one aspect of the business that the ERP technology isn’t able to measure and track: the engagement of our workforce.
And while ERP software can be a very beneficial part of a company, organizations need to also implement systems that track their most important asset: their employees.
Why Manufacturing Companies Need To Measure Employee Engagement
As we’ve recently discussed on the blog, it is time for manufacturers to recognize the needs of a changing workforce. It’s already difficult to hire in this economy, and recognizing and adapting with these changing needs will give your company a leg up on the competition.
Here at AVI, we are utilizing Gallup’s Q12 Engagement Survey to track our most important asset: our workforce. This Engagement Survey is applied bi-annually and provides metrics for engagement as an organization as well as in each department.
By tracking the engagement of their employees, companies can identify areas where they need to make changes in order to keep their workforce engaged. Gallup’s Q12 engagement survey is a valuable tool for companies that want to ensure that their employees are engaged and productive.
The Importance of Employee Engagement
There are many reasons why employee engagement is so important. When employees are engaged, they are more productive, creative, and motivated. They take less sick days, and are less likely to leave the company.
Engaged employees are also more likely to be brand advocates for their company. They will recommend their company to friends and family, and they will be more likely to stick with the company during tough times.
Investing in Employees Is Better Than High Turnover and Always Hiring
It’s always easier to invest in your employees than it is to continually hire new ones. High turnover rates are costly and can be damaging to a company’s reputation. It’s also difficult to find good employees these days, so it’s important to make sure that you keep the ones you have engaged.
Employee engagement is one of the most important aspects of a successful business. By investing in your employees and making sure that they are engaged, you will be able to improve productivity, creativity, and motivation. This, in turn, will lead to a more successful business.