Strategic HR

The High Cost of Low Employee Engagement

By Daniel Kurber

The impact of unengaged employees in your organization can be costly. According to Gallup’s most recent study of the American workplace, 52% of United States workers are unengaged and 18% are actively disengaged. What is the cost of a 70% unengaged workforce?

Gallup estimates that unengaged workers cost the United States economy between $450 billion to $550 billion each year in lost productivity. The question leaders should be asking themselves today is, how are unengaged employees in my organization impacting the bottom line?

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Daniel Kurber is director and head of Learning & Organizational Development for MOXIE—a Publicis Groupe Agency.