There is no “one-and-done” solution to employee engagement. Keeping your super star employees at their best is an on-going endeavor. Check out these scary stats about employee engagement and then read on to discover our original research for what you can do to engage your top talent.
- Only 13% of employees are fully engaged at work.
- 89% of employers think their people leave for more money, but that’s actually only why 12% of employees leave.
- Disengaged employees are 3X more likely to be looking for a new opportunity than engaged employees.
- 59% of executives reported their organizations weren’t fully ready to address the employee engagement challenge.
- 90% of leaders think an engagement strategy would have an impact on business success, but barely 25% have them.
- Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%.
We partnered with HR.com to ask 650 HR leaders what employees need to keep them engaged and connected at work. (They could each select 3 answers.) Here’s what they said:
- Feeling heard (61%) – Employees need to know their opinions are valued. Let them know you’ve listened to their opinions, even if you disagree.
- Role and Goal Clarity (52%) – Employees need to understand what their expectations are, and how what they’re doing fits in to the organization’s goals.
- Opportunity to Provide Feedback to Leadership (47%) – Make sure communication with your leaders goes both ways. Employees give their best when they feel they can make a difference within their company.
- Improvement in Quality of Conversations (47%) – It’s not enough to just have conversations with your employees. They have to be the right conversations.
- Help with Fulfilling Their Goals (33%) – Don’t forget that employees have goals of their own. Know what those goals are and then find ways to work with them to help them achieve them.
- More Time to Connect (32%) – Make time for your employees both on a professional level, and a personal level.
Coaching conversations can make all of these practices just a little bit easier by providing a framework for the best conversations. Read all the survey findings here.