Employee engagement is a loosely defined term. Enter it into a search engine, and you are likely to come up with as many definitions as search results.
Right before the coronavirus really took hold in the United States, there was some very encouraging research conducted by Gallup, which uncovered record-high employee engagement.
According to seminal studies, over half of the American workforce is disengaged, costing organizations between $450 billion and $550 billion annually.
The “future of work” has been the topic of much conversation of late. It’s not surprising—after all, forewarned is forearmed. With that hunger for credible and actionable predictions in mind, Gallup has identified some “disruptive workplace trends” that employers should take heed of, and begin preparing for, sooner rather than later:
Have you noticed? Some of your employees are pairing off, not necessarily in a romantic way, but as workplace besties. With work taking a huge chunk of peoples’ lives, many employees—especially Millennials—are making colleagues their office BFFs.
It may start with the alarm clock ringing a little too stridently one workday morning. Or, it could happen when you’re staring at another work assignment and failing to muster enthusiasm. Or, it’s the day you say to yourself, “I just can’t do this anymore.”
By Sean Kelly, SnackNation cofounder and CEO There’s an epidemic in the American workplace. It’s undermining your company’s ability to reach its full potential, and zapping individual employees of their energy and purpose.
Engagement in the workplace is as bad as it has ever been. Today we’ll hear from Sean Kelly, CEO of SnackNation on why something as simple as healthy snacks really can make a big difference.
Yesterday we heard from Gallup concerning employee engagement and from a recent book by Jim Harter, PhD, titled First, Break All the Rules. Today, we present how to use your strengths to translate engagement into success.
While global leaders and companies understand in theory the importance of employee engagement, the percentage of engaged employees has barely budged since the beginning of the 2000s. And in the U.S., 70% of employees are not engaged in their jobs. With Millennials now comprising the largest proportion of the workforce—a generation for whom engagement in […]