According to Gallup, engaged Employees have 41% fewer defects, 48% fewer accidents, and are 37% less absent. On top of that, they are 22% more productive and are responsible for 21% more profit. And not to talk about the ambassadorship of engaged employees. Just a couple of reasons to focus on employee engagement. But how do you know your employees are engaged. By measuring it. An easy way to start is by prototyping.
What steps to take for the practice
You can use online tools (like CultureAmp, Officevibe or Moodforce) in their trial period and start measuring in a small group of employees (or department). Or you can start with a simple self-built form/spreadsheet.
It's important to know, that it's easy to implement a tool. But a lot harder to use it to improve employee engagement. For example, the feedback that you'll receive, you have to take that seriously. So you have to be open to receive feedback, and take action upon that feedback. If you take that serious it can give you great benefits.