employee engagement is strongly connected to an organisation's success across productivity, profitability and customer engagement.

The rise of the engaged employee – the importance of employee engagement

Gallup’s research shows that employee engagement is strongly connected to an organisation’s success across productivity, profitability and customer engagement.

Successful employee engagement is not conducting an annual employee climate survey. Organisations who rate high for employee engagement have created a culture of continuous collaboration and feedback.

Business outcomes are typically delivered by teams who build relationships, understand each person’s role and strength, work cross-functionally, innovate, share ideas and communicate. This is a high-performance culture.

A high-performance culture is one with highly engaged employees, transparent and open communications, timely information sharing, individual ownership, and one in which innovation and creativity is celebrated.

Engaging employees drives real business outcomes – what strategies and tactics are you applying to create a culture of engagement?

Engagement Hub is an online solution to support how you engage with your employees. Our software creates a space for collaboration, information sharing and idea generation. It allows your staff to feedback, learn, chat together digitally and feel like they are truly part of the organisation’s decision making.

Set out below we have compiled some great articles and statistics.

Recommended Employee Engagement Articles

The Two Sides of Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)

How measuring just perceptions or behaviours can mischaracterise individual employee engagement.

Turn Employee Voice Into Action (IBM Kenexa)

Continuously listen, analyse and act on employee insights to improve business performance.

Workplace Coach: Cultivating employee engagement pays off in retention (Denver Post)

This article discusses how a local council who focused on employee engagement obtained amazing measurable results:

  • Engagement increased to 73 percent from 55 percent during the same period.
  • Turnover dropped to 1.6 percent in 2015 from 42 the year before.

Culture and engagement: the naked organization (Deloitte)

Key messages of this report are:

  • Organizations that create a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, job and organizational fit, and strong leadership are outperforming their peers and will likely beat their competition in attracting top talent.
  • Culture and engagement is the most important issue companies face around the world. 87 percent of organizations cite culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, and 50 percent call the problem “very important.”
  • In an era of heightened corporate transparency, greater workforce mobility, and severe skills shortages, culture, engagement, and retention have emerged as top issues for business leaders. These issues are not simply an HR problem.

2016 Trends in Global Employee Engagement (Aon Hewitt)

Aon Hewitt s research spans over 60 industries, more than 1,000 organisations, and examines feedback gathered from more than four million employees around the world. This report looks at how engagement has changed over the last year and what forces are causing that change.

White Paper: Building a High-Performing Workforce (Press Ganey)

Press Ganey, a healthcare consulting firm, share their data and recommendations on the importance of employee engagement within the health sector and how is positively correlates to patient experience.

Some Employee Engagement Statistics

  • Only 32.7% of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs (Gallup)
  • 47% of employees are likely to look for a new job in the next year (Aflac)
  • 42% of millennials expect to change jobs at least every 1 to 3 years (Jobvite)
  • 44% of Millennials say, if, given the choice, they expect to leave their current employers in the next two years (Deloitte)
  • 37% of engaged employees would consider leaving for a 20% raise or less, compared to 54% of actively disengaged employees (Gallup)
  • 54% of millennials say their loyalty to employers is influenced by how much their employer cares about their well-being (PwC)
  • 70% of employees ranked being empowered to take action at work when a problem or opportunity arose as an important element of their engagement (SHRM)
  • Employees who believe their managers can name their strengths are 71% more likely to feel engaged and energised (The VIA Institute on Character)
  • 50% of employees say bosses sharing information and data has a significantly positive impact on productivity and motivation (HubSpot)
  • 80% of HR pros say that employee engagement is an important area of focus for their organization (Temkin Group)

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