Gallup began measuring employee engagement in the 1990’s. In June 2013, only 30% of the workforce were fully engaged in their jobs. Since then many companies have tried to defeat worker apathy by implementing various programs and other initiatives. Despite these efforts most organizations have only seen a two-point increase over the past couple of years. Dr. Jim Harter, Gallup’s engagement guru, says traditional leadership is one of the biggest deflaters of employee engagement. Gallup’s research shows the genesis of highly engaged employees boils down to one key factor. “Engagement largely comes down to whether people have a manager who cares about them, grows them and appreciates them.” Managers are losing the battle for two reasons. They either do not understand how to motivate people to accelerate their performance. Or they do not know all the factors that influence employee engagement.We have some employee engagement resources that may help your organization.
60% of surveyed talent leaders are concerned they could lose key employees to their competitors. Many surveyed companies appear convinced that high potential talent that is not properly developed can be easily poached by competitors.
Deloitte September 2009 Talent Management Study
Employees who have an above average attitude toward their work and their employer will generate 38 percent higher customer satisfaction scores, 22% higher productivity, and 27% higher profits.
The Gallup Organization
Findings revealed 64 percent of employees said they were extremely likely to begin or increase the intensity of their job search. An additional 19 percent said they were somewhat likely to increase their search.
The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Wall Street Journal
Seventy-seven percent of companies said they do not have enough successors to their current senior-level managers already working in their organizations, according to a survey of 168 human resource managers at U.S. companies.
Right Management Consultants, Philadelphia
A 2010 survey conducted by the Conference Board showed only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. This is the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board in more than 22 years of research.
The Conference Board
“Good people see good bosses as the wind beneath their wings. . . Employees that lack the confidence in their bosses will leave the organization sooner than later.”
The Hay Group’s the Retention Dilemma
We can help you design an effective employee engagement strategy that provides a comprehensive road map for not only attracting and keeping talented employees, but for motivating and engaging them to achieve a higher level of performance—saving your organization countless thousands of dollars.
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