With all the disgruntled and restless employees out there – a recent study put the percentage of employees who are not fully engaged at 75% – employee engagement is as high a concern as ever.
But what, really…is the cost of a disengaged employee?
Here are a few fast facts on the costs of disengagement from the FOW blog by Jacob Morgan.
- The lost productivity of actively disengaged employees costs the national economy $370 BILLION annually. (Gallup)
- 70% of engaged employees indicate they have a good understanding of how to meet customer needs; only 17% of non-engaged employees say the same. (Wright Management)
- 78% would recommend their company’s products of services, against 13% of the disengaged. (Gallup)
- Engaged employees advocate their company or organization – 67% against only 3% of the disengaged. (Gallup)
- 86% of engaged employees say they very often feel happy at work, as against 11% of the disengaged. 45% of the engaged say they get a great deal of their life happiness from work, against 8% of the disengaged. (Gallup)
- Higher levels of engagement are strongly related to higher levels of innovation. 59% of engaged employees say that their job brings out their most creative ideas against only 3% of disengaged employees. (Gallup)
- 18% of dis-engaged employees actually undermine their co-workers’ success. (Gallup)
- 72% of workers are not engaged in their work. Defined as essentially sleep walking throughout their day, or the Lights are on, but nobody is home. (Gallup)
HRG has compiled several strategies for increasing employee engagement.
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