25 fascinating statistics about employee engagement
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25 fascinating statistics about employee engagement

Rise | December 14, 2017

Employee engagement is of utmost priority to a company. Having actively motivated and productive employees that are committed to their company’s goals and motivated to deliver great work add to employee morale and produce results for the organization.

Keeping top performers, building a high-performing team, and connecting your people to your organization’s core vision, values, and culture is an ongoing mission for human resources professionals. Initiatives of employee appreciation, recognition, encouragement, and support are enacted to enrich the work experience for employees and help them see the significance of their contributions.

Read on to uncover 25 fascinating employee engagement statistics and discover the impact of helping your people care about and connect with their work.

Employee Engagement Stats

  1. 36% of businesses see engagement as a top challenge. (Globoforce)
  2. 78% of companies have a documented employee engagement strategy and nearly 50% measure success. (Maritz Motivation)
  3. Organizations with high employee engagement outperform those with low employee engagement by 202%. (Business2Community)
  4. 37% of engaged employees are looking for jobs or are open to new opportunities, as are 56% of not engaged employees and 73% of actively disengaged employees. (Gallup)
  5. Disengaged employees cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually. (The Engagement Institute)
  6. The industries with the highest employee engagement are heavy manufacturing and financial services. (Modern Survey)
  7. The industries with the most disengaged employees are hospitality, government, and light manufacturing. (Modern Survey)
  8. Belief in senior leadership is the strongest engagement driver, with growth and development as the second. (Modern Survey)
  9. The most popular methods to actively manage and drive employee engagement: drafting employee engagement surveys (55%), creating culture committees and events (29%), and offering employee resource groups (20%). (CultureIQ)
  10. 53% of HR professionals say employee engagement rises when onboarding is improved. (SilkRoad)
  11. Top sources of workplace stress: Heavy workload/looming deadlines (33%), Unrealistic expectations of managers (22%), Attaining work-life balance (22%), Coworker conflicts (15%). (Accountemps)
  12. 92% of employees say that having the technology to do their job efficiently affects their work satisfaction. (Ultimate Software)
  13. 80% of employees felt more engaged when their work was consistent with the core values and mission of their organization. (IBM)
  14. Employees who use their strengths, skills, and abilities every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive, and 15% less likely to leave their jobs. (Gallup)
  15. 83% of employees with opportunities to take on new challenges say they’re more likely to stay with the organization. (ReportLinker)
  16. 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)
  17. Employees who feel their voice is heard at work are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work. (Salesforce)
  18. 82% of employees say they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options. (Flexjobs)
  19. 45% of employees would feel more engaged with their job if their employer helped them better understand the impact of taxes and deductions. (Kronos)
  20. 93% of employees say they're more likely to stay with an empathetic employer. (Businessolver)
  21. 70% of employees say that motivation and morale would improve massively with managers saying thank you more. (Reward Gateway)
  22. 85% of employees said they were likely to stay longer with an employer that showed a high level of social responsibility. (Ultimate Software)
  23. Highly engaged business teams result in 21% greater profitability. (Gallup)
  24. Employee engagement programs can increase profits by $2400 per employee per year. (Workplace Research Foundation)
  25. Companies with engaged employees see 233% greater customer loyalty and a 26% greater annual increase in revenue. (Aberdeen)

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