Employee Engagement Stable Since March, Up Slightly Since 2012


Category: Engagement

Gallup released its monthly employee engagement statistics, and the survey revealed that monthly employee engagement readings have been nearly unchanged since March of this year.  With 32.1% of employees identified as “engaged” (based on their ratings of key workplace elements), October 2015 employee engagement is slightly higher than its 2012 average of around 30%.  This… Read more »

Survey: Manager Well-being Linked To Employee Engagement And Retention


Category: Engagement

Retaining quality managers is a top priority for every organization, and research has consistently found that engaged managers are significantly less likely to leave companies than their actively disengaged counterparts.  As a result, new research from Gallup makes a strong case for making manager and employee well-being a top priority within leading organizations.  According to… Read more »

Employers Shift Focus To Sustainable Engagement


Category: Engagement

For the last two decades, employers focused on measuring employee engagement as the primary means to determine workforce commitment and productivity.  This made sense given the numerous studies correlating high employee engagement and performance, but what happens when employee engagement goes beyond what is expected?  What happens when employees are engaged through the night and… Read more »

Proof That Employee Engagement Matters


Category: Engagement

According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends research, 78% of business leaders rate employee retention and engagement urgent or important.  To convince the other 22% and reaffirm the believers, below are a few interesting things we have learned about employee engagement over the years.  We organized the research into the six buckets below, which are… Read more »

Engaged Employees: Your Company’s No. 1 Competitive Advantage


Category: Engagement

In Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends research, 78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement urgent or important.  According to Gallup, companies with high engagement scores perform much better than those with low scores in key operational areas like productivity, absenteeism, turnover, safety and quality incidents, shrinkage, customer metrics, and profitability.  No wonder why Josh… Read more »

Memo To Executives: Wellness Boosts Employee Engagement


Category: Engagement

Employee wellness boosts employee engagement, and employee engagement boosts employee wellness.  Too often managers either ignore the abundance of research supporting the benefits of employee wellness and employee engagement or think about these two elements of business success as separate initiatives. First, a couple of quick examples of how these two human capital investments are… Read more »

The Employee Engagement Epidemic


Category: Engagement

Employee engagement matters.  Being happy at work matters.  Research “increasingly points to a simple fact: Happy people are better workers. Those who are engaged with their jobs and colleagues work harder – and smarter.” Despite the growing body of research that shows employee engagement is critical to success, companies continue to ignore a major cost… Read more »

Not All Engagement Is Created Equal


Category: Engagement

You can tell a great deal by how a vendor thinks about and measures engagement, and like engagement, not all vendors are created equal.  Many wellness companies throw around engagement metrics as evidence of their successful programs, but before buying the hype, judicious consumers should ask themselves a few important questions. How does a vendor… Read more »

3 Tips To Encourage Employee Wellness Chatter


Category: Engagement

“Do you want to walk outside for our 2pm meeting?” “How many points does your team have for the August competition, we were in fourth place last time I checked?” “Have you tried the 8am spinning class at Equinox?” It’s a good sign if your employees are talking and asking about wellness at work –… Read more »

Putting The Person At The Center Of Wellness


Category: Engagement

In a recent article that appeared in The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health titled, “Incentives to Shape Health Behaviors: How Can We Make Them More Person-Centered?”, the authors address the importance of making wellness incentives relevant and appealing to each person.  The authors claim that taking a person-centered approach and offering a range of wellness… Read more »