Check out these statistics – are you as shocked as I am? I know we are often bogged down with our to-do lists and inbox management (did you know we check our email an average of 74 times a day, and 13 hours per week – yikes!), but did you think it was this bad?
After reading the below statistics I think employee engagement is a real problem, and it’s time business leaders start addressing it.
Let me know the story these statistics tell you in the comments below.
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The Engagement Problem:
- 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work via Gallup
- 69% of employees report engagement is a problem in their organization via Psychometrics Engagement Study
- 82% of employees said it’s very important that their organization address the employee engagement problem via Psychometrics Engagement Study
- 79% of business and HR leaders believe they have a significant retention and engagement problem via Forbes
- 90% of leaders think an engagement strategy will have an impact on business success, but barely 25% of them have a strategy via Bain.
- 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged via Towers Watson 2014 Global Workforce Study
- 28% of Millennials feel that their current organizations are making “full use” of the skills they currently have to offer via Deloitte 2015 Millennial Survey
- Managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement scores across business units via Gallup
- 89% of employers think their people leave for more money, while 12% of employees actually do leave for more money via Leigh Branham, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
- 20% of employees are not confident their manager will provide regular, constructive feedback via Callibrain
- 46% of employees stated that “a lack of transparent leadership communication” is driving them to seek new employment via Deloitte Development LLC (2010). Trust in the workplace: 2010 Ethics & Workplace Survey, 1, 3, 6.
The Value of Engagement:
- 79% of highly engaged employees have trust and confidence in their leaders via Towers Watson, “Engagement at Risk: Driving Strong Performance in a Volatile Global Environment” Global Workforce Study
- Employees who report feeling valued by their employer are 60% more likely to report they are motivated to do their very best for their employer via Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, “American Psychology Association Harrison Interactive,” Workplace Survey
- Highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their companies than their disengaged counterparts via Daily Infografic
- Revenue is 2.5X for companies with engaged employee’s vs competitors with low engagement levels via Daily Infografic