Studies show that organizations with higher employee engagement rates have a higher level of success with increased profits, lower turn-over rates, and fewer employee on-the-job accidents. The most recent Gallup poll on this topic reports that employee engagement is actually up lately, with 34% of US workers highly engaged at work. The poll defines engaged workers as “those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” That level of engagement ties the highest level since this reporting began in 2000. So if you have 100 employees in your organization and 34% are engaged, 34 of your 100 workers are engaged. The poll also states that 13% of workers are “actively disengaged." Both of these statistics leave a lot of room for improvement if your organization falls into either range.
Employees typically want a workplace culture that encourages engagement. Following are a few helpful starting points or reminders of simple ways to create such environments and increase engagement:
- Provide transparency by sharing the company’s goals and visions, exciting new things that are going on, as well as concerns, to help employees feel connected and that their contributions create a positive impact.
- Help employees develop useable skills and abilities.
- Consider providing coaching and development over performance evaluations.
- Allow for a healthy work-life balance.
- LISTEN, and act on employee feedback.
- Support teamwork.
- Reward and recognize your team, their wins, and accomplishments in general….even the small ones.
- Employee engagement starts at the top. It is often said, “People don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses.” Inspiring managers will always generate a higher level of employee engagement.
"Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it."
- Timothy R. Clark
If you could use some additional guidance and tips for creating strategies to better engage your employees, please join us for our complimentary webinar on
Tuesday, July 23th at 11:00am PDT
Strategies for Better Employee Engagement
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