The terms “employee engagement” and “employee satisfaction” could sound sort of like the same thing, but they are in fact quite different, although they might be complementary to each other in some cases and have a direct correlation.
Employee engagement is the concept that when employees have choices, they will act in a way that benefits their company’s by which they believe they can positively affect the quality of their organization’s products or services and add value to the organization as a whole, while working with passion and feeling a strong connection to their organization.
While employee satisfaction is the concept that employees are enjoying their jobs and it is a factor in employee motivation, positive morale and goals achievement.
Those two terms aim to build a better culture in the organization, as employees will consider the organization they work at as their own organization and want to contribute all their they have into the greater good of the organization and at the same time they are satisfied and enjoying what they are doing.
One of the most important measures in an organization is the turnover rate, with high turnover rates; organizations will have to spend lots of unnecessary cost into recruitment and training and have no stability in manpower. Employee engagement and satisfaction ensure low turnover rates as employees are passionate and committed to their jobs, but also happy in their organization.
Nowadays, human resources departments are lacking the ability to implement such principles and terms in organizations, which affects the organizations in a bad manner.
As Agile’s belief that people and workforce is the source of strength for organizations, that belief shall be present in every organization by providing ways to enhance employees’ engagement and employees’ satisfaction in order to have a better culture and enable the organization’s employees to give the organization their best efforts.