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Defining Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a measure of how committed employees are to your organization and their work. It affects everything from employee retention to organizational performance to a company’s bottom line.

Engagement is driven by a wide range of factors including how frequently employees are recognized, whether organizations solicit and act on employee feedback, and whether employees are empowered to succeed.




Employees want the resources and tools required to get their work done. Without them, employees will get frustrated and eventually lose trust in your organization. And when the going gets tough, unsupported employees are much more likely to give up rather than push through.

When employees are aligned with your company’s vision and form bonds with one another, they’re more likely to feel like they’re making an impact.

If employees don’t understand what they’re expected to accomplish, or how they’re supposed to accomplish it, frustration is sure to follow. Even if job expectations are clear, that won’t matter if they’re unrealistic. While employees want a challenge, overwhelming them with task ...

Employee burnout is becoming an unfortunate part of our new normal. Seventy-six percent of American employees experience burnout on the job, while 28% feel burned out “very often” or “always.” While there’s no one quick trick to curing burnout, ensuring work-life balance is truly...

Employee engagement is about motivation and interest, while employee satisfaction deals with morale. High employee engagement makes employees hard workers and fierce advocates for their company. Employee satisfaction, on the other hand, is more about a personal sense of happiness...

The first step to improving employee engagement is measuring it. But using a cumbersome tool like an annual employee engagement survey isn’t the answer. By the time the results of these formal, large-scale surveys have been collected and analyzed, it’s months after the fact, far ...

Managers have an enormous influence over employee engagement. Gallup found that managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores.

Employee feedback includes direct communication between employees and managers, of course, but it doesn’t stop there. Employees are more likely to be honest when they can provide feedback anonymously in employee engagement surveys than when discussing things with their manager fa...

Track employee engagement in real time with tools like pulse surveys and always-on, AI-powered HR chatbots — preferably using a comprehensive employee engagement solution.

Confidence in leaders’ ability to navigate arduous circumstances and implement sound strategies is key to building trust with employees.

Finding meaning in work is essential to employee engagement.

Employees want to work on projects that will expand their skill sets. As you might expect, companies with engaged employees provide ample opportunity for growth, both professionally and personally.

Who you work with every day plays a huge role in your attitude towards your job.

Employees who resonate with your organizational culture are much more likely to stay dedicated to your company.

Employee recognition is the number one driver of engagement. And companies with highly-rated cultures of recognition are 2.5 times more likely to see improved employee engagement.




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Organizations that develop a culture of belonging are more likely to have engaged employees that are devoted to their work.



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