What is Employee Engagement?
Employee Engagement is defined as "a measurable degree of an employee’s positive or negative emotional attachment to his or her job, colleagues and organization, which profoundly influences their willingness to learn and perform at work."
The Employee Engagement Team [EET] works to create an environment that values and supports employee engagement and promotes a healthy organization by developing internal programs and events for Library employees.
Goals for the Employee Engagement Team include:
- Develop programs and hold events that improve and maintain high morale for all employees at UCSB Library.
- Encourage, recognize and celebrate employees’ achievements, learning, and growth in open forums including but not limited to developing an employee recognition program and bestowing awards for good, organizational-citizenship behaviors [a.k.a. “living the values”].
- Actively solicit employee feedback, evaluate, and recommend strategies for improving employee engagement.
- Serve as a welcoming committee for new hires in coordination with LAUC-SB’s Welcoming, Orientation and Mentoring Committee; develop and help to maintain an on-boarding program for all new hires.
Current Employee Engagement Team membership: Jerri Thiel (Chair), Mallory Gianola (Vice-Chair), Paul Naumann, Gary Colmenar, Ryan George (ex officio), Heather Nisen, Emily Teter, Brandyn Gibson, Marcos Aguilar, Kati Constantinidis, Mari Khasmanyan
Employee Engagement Projects:
- Living the Values - 2016
- OLÉ (Outstanding Library Employee) Nominations
- Living the Values: Employee Recognition Program