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Increase Employee Engagement


It’s important to increase the level of your employees’ commitment and connection to your company. The more committed and connected, the greater your employee retention rates, and let’s face it, it’s not easy to find high quality candidates these days. It’s a tough market out there.


According to this great article from SHRM, Developing and Sustaining Employee Engagement, strong employee engagement also translates to improved customer loyalty, organizational performance, stakeholder value, and company reputation.


So how can PlanHero help increase employee engagement? Well, we can’t turn all your managers into superheroes, but we can make it super easy to plan engaging activities. We’ll make you a PlanHero!


Let them know you care:


You may not have Google’s budget for adding a killer onsite restaurant with free food or a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative.


Here are some ideas that are a bit more budget friendly:




  • Bring a chiropractor to the office to help work the kinks out for employees. Here’s our example chiropractor signup.
  • Have a Friday Free Lunch once a month. Offer a few options and enjoy a good meal together. Here’s our example menu.
  • The Queen’s Gambit was all the rage during the pandemic. Hire a chess pro to give lessons in your conference room. You can group by skillset. Employees can then share their new knowledge with their families and they might even set-up their own matches with colleagues. Here’s our example chess coaching signup.




  • Make a few DIY pickle ball courts in the parking lot. Hire an advanced player to teach the fundamentals of the game. Here’s an example.
  • Offer some offsite (or onsite if you have the facilities for it) cooking lessons. Find a local teaching chef and hire them to do a few sessions for you. Consider a monthly theme and vary the day of the week like we did in this example cooking lesson signup.
  • Bring in an expert to speak on something relative to your company’s field. Or perhaps an interesting author. Heck, make it a speaker series. Give your employees an experience they might not normally get on their own. Here’s our example.
  • Hire an accountant to meet with younger employees early in tax season. They can come armed with questions that a pro can answer for them.
  • Bring a nurse onsite to administer flu shots. That’s one of those things that people procrastinate on and the sick time off doesn’t help your bottomline.




  • Hire a nutritionist for a day or two. People who eat well feel better physically and they tend to feel better about themselves. Healthy diets also lead to less sick time. Talk about a win-win!



Doing Good Together


Another way to encourage engagement is through external outreach initiatives. We cover corporate social impact in this post.


How about you? What kind of activities do you enjoy at your company? Which programs make you feel like your firm cares about your well-being?