Employee Engagement is the extent to which employees believe in what they do and feel, and how they are valued for it. When they are engaged, they are willing to spend their discretionary effort to make the organization successful.
- Level of engagement is a leading indicator of productivity and turnover.
- Engagement can be measured by surveys, focus groups, behavioral scales, and conversations.
- Actively disengaged employees cost the organization $3,400 for every $10,000 in salary (Gallup, 2002).
- Deloitte estimates that every percentage point saved in annual turnover saves the firm $400 million.
Employee Engagement measures an employee’s emotional commitment to the organization, including how much effort an employee is willing to put into the work. It’s the difference between “what’s in it for me?” and “what can I do to help?”
Everything we do here at People Biz supports your focus on creating meaningful employee development programs. We all have an inherent need to learn and grow.We have discovered that change only happens if leaders are actively engaged in self-growth and effective communication. When you leverage this desire, by investing in your employees, their engagement increases as well.
Employee Engagement Resources
Employees who report “somewhat engaged” and “actively engaged” on surveys, give more discretionary effort above and beyond their job requirement.
For this reason, an employee engagement survey is almost always part of the discovery process. The following tools are meant to be a starting point to support you in learning more about employee engagement.