Employee Engagement: Is There a Strategic Advantage?
According to a recent Gallup study, worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged at work. In a 142-country study on the State of the Global Workplace, about one in eight workers — roughly 180 million employees in the countries studied — are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations.
Companies that understand the value of employee engagement know that motivating high performance and aligning talent with business strategy requires getting to the heart of what matters to employees. Employee engagement is largely about social connections happening in organizations and aligning work experiences with employees’ cultural needs.
How do the best places to work succeed at employee engagement?
- They understand what employees are thinking.
- They create an intentional culture.
- They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small.
- They commit to open, honest communication.
- They support career path development.
- They engage in social…
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