Employee engagement is a key concern for any purpose-driven business. In our South African Company Culture Health Index, we asked our respondents to tell us how their companies are trying to engage with them, and how important each engagement effort is to them. The results might surprise you.


Employee engagement efforts and their value


Employee engagement infographic showing which benefits matter Flexible working hours Work from home Social activities for colleagues Reward and Recognition Programmes Employee Volunteer Programmes Paid volunteer leave Paid maternity leave Paid paternal, adoption or surrogacy leave Employee Assistance Programmes Medical Aid Pension or Provident Fund Life or Disability Cover Sports clubs Social clubs Culture clubs Team building activities On-site amenities such as canteen, dry cleaning, car wash Lifestyle services eg. Discount programmes, shopping affiliations, personal assistant Childcare support services Wellness services, eg wellness days, nutritious meals, stress management An environmentally friendly work environment Feedback mechanisms, eg surveys, discussion forums, mailbox


For companies looking to improve their employee engagement, these results offer some insights into which benefits could lead to the quickest improvements.


Read more about the results of our Company Culture Health Index for 2019 or add your feedback to our ongoing survey.

Posted by:Elaine Porter

I am a strategic business consultant who is passionate about helping companies match their insides to their outsides. In other words, I believe that an authentic business is a successful one. This means aligning internal and external marketing and communications activity with the company’s culture, or vice versa.