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Employee Engagement Videos: 5 That HR Needs To Watch Today

March 21, 2019 by Aley Brown

If you’re a human resources professional in 2019, you are more than likely concerned with having a successful employee engagement strategy.

But what does having a successful employee engagement strategy actually mean? And how do you build a successful strategy?

Well, in this blog we will dive into 5 of the best employee engagement videos on the internet to help you garner a deeper understanding of what employee engagement means, and how to improve it at your organization.

But before we do that, let’s get into the basics of employee engagement.

What Is Employee Engagement, Really?

While some companies choose to specifically focus on specific areas of human resources (such as leadership development, culture, or even performance) other organizations create a broader HR strategy focusing on employee engagement as whole. This is because no other area encompasses as many different functions as employee engagement.

Employee engagement strategies include leadership development, culture, performance, and many different areas of human resources. So, by focusing on your employee engagement, you actually improve all of these other smaller areas of the HR puzzle.


According to Forbes, employee engagement can be defined as:

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.

This emotional commitment means engaged employees actually care about their work and their company. They don’t work just for a paycheck, or just for the next promotion, but work on behalf of the organization’s goals.

When employees care—when they are engaged—they use discretionary effort.

So now that you have a better understanding of what employee engagement is, let’s dive into some employee engagement videos to spark some motivation.

Employee Engagement Videos: Let YouTube Spark Your Fire

There is a ton of content about employee engagement out on the web. But sometimes, we just want a video to explain to us the information we seek for simplicity’s sake.

And that is why we have put together this list of employee engagement videos, that when all watched, will prime you for making solid employee engagement decisions at your organization.1

5. Employee Engagement- How to Motivate Employees



Linda is a career coach with years of experience. Her YouTube bio states:

I’m all about sharing practical, useful and heart-centered advice on how to have the career that’s meant for you, while being your 100% authentic self. You and I both know that you’re meant to do something bigger…so I’m going to guide you to that!

We really loved this video because Linda is so personable, and she gives some really great advice. Here is a summary of the video from Linda herself:

Today, we’re going to talk about Employee Engagement and come up with a strategy on how to engage your employees so they can motivated, work harder and drive success in your company. I’m teaching you 3 signs to recognize if an employee is engaged and the step-by-step solution if they’re not engaged.

4. Driving Employee Engagement | Daniel Pink




This employee engagement video is of Dan Pink’s 2013 keynote speech at the REACH conference. We chose this video because of Dan’s reputation as an amazing speaker and the insightful points he makes throughout the video.

Dan is also a successful author, with several books on the New York Times bestseller’s list. He has also been the producer for several different shows and a speechwriter for Al Gore.

3. Frientorship: The Solution To The Employee Engagement Problem



Who doesn’t love a good TED Talk? We know that we do.

Here’s a summary:

Are you a zombie at work – just going through the motions, or are you the leader of a team of zombies? If we capture key principles of friendship, mentorship and leadership, we can increase employee engagement, build thriving workplace cultures and end the workplace zombie apocalypse. Relationships matter, and frientorship™ puts people back in the forefront of a winning business strategy.

Claudia founded The Human Zone after spending more than a decade as an attorney representing public, private and non-profit organizations. Claudia provides strategic, HR-based support aimed at transforming leaders and making great places to work. Claudia also developed Frientorship™, an individual and team development model that encompasses key principles of friendship, mentorship and leadership to bring out the best in people, teams and organizations. While working as an attorney, Claudia served as an Adjunct Professor for The Pennsylvania State University, teaching Labor-Management Relations to MPA candidates at the Harrisburg campus. She was named as one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s 25 Women of Influence.

2. HR Basics: Employee Engagement



This video doesn’t have a traditional speaker in front of an audience, but is a presentation about the basics employee engagement. It is a great way to build a base of knowledge, which is why it made our list of best employee engagement videos.

Here’s the summary:

HR Basics is a series of short courses, designed to highlight what you need to know about a particular human resource management topic. In today’s HR Basics, we explore employee engagement, what it means to be an engaged employee and a proven method for measuring employee engagement.

Engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. To create an environment where people flourish, employers need to understand what it means to be an engaged employee and how manage people for engagement in their workforce.

Although the concepts of employee engagement and job satisfaction are interrelated, they are not synonymous. Satisfaction is about the employee being happy with their job or organization. Satisfaction is an attitude, like organizational loyalty or pride. Engagement is about the employee being actively invested in their work and the value they add to the organization. Engagement predicts satisfaction, as well as many other concrete organizational results.

Gallup measures employee engagement using a 12-element survey – called the Q12 – rooted in employees’ performance development needs. Each question reflects one element of great managing.

Through rigorous research, Gallup has identified 12 core elements that link to key organizational outcomes. These 12 statements emerged as those that best predict employee and workgroup performance.

Creating a culture of engagement requires more than completing an annual employee survey and then leaving managers on their own, hoping they will learn something from the results that will change the way they manage. It requires an organization to take a close look at how critical engagement elements align with how managers understand and manage employee needs.

1. The ‘X’ Model of Employee Engagement: Maximum Satisfaction Meets Maximum Contribution



The production quality of this video is stunning. It’s so much fun to look at! The presenter walks you through his presentation by drawing hundreds of images on a digital whiteboard. It might just be one of the most creative employee engagement videos on this list.

Aside from that, we love that it emphasizes the goal of employee engagement: to increase overall contribution to the organization due to the satisfaction employee’s feel at work.

Here’s the summary:

Employee Engagement can be a vague term. In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for articulating what Employee Engagement is – and what it means to the individual and the organization they work for.

The Final Say: Employee Engagement Videos

We hope you enjoyed the employee engagement videos we curated for you. These videos range in ideas and formats, but when all consumed, will give you a vast amount of knowledge to take forth in building your own company’s employee engagement strategy.

Aley Brown

Aley Brown

Aley is a versatile global business leader with proven experience managing high-performing teams and engaging a data-driven approach to strategies that exceed company objectives.

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