Employee Engagement – How Does Your Business Measure Up?


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Homer WorkingOnly a third of British workers are ‘highly engaged’ at work. That’s according to a new survey that explores engagement levels and the impact this has on business performance. The Employee engagement: how British business measures up report from Red Letter Days includes responses from over 2000 British employees, where they were asked a series of questions regarding their productivity and engagement levels while at work. It reveals that…

  • 36% of employees are ‘highly engaged’
  • 48% are ‘moderately engaged’
  • 11% are ‘not very engaged’ and…
  • 4% are ‘not engaged at all’

There are clear links between productivity and employee engagement, and as UK productivity is 20% below the average for G7 countries, there’s obviously plenty to be done!

Engagement Rewards

Which ‘Rewards’ Work

The report goes on to explain that…

  • 61% of employees who have goals set for them are highly engaged whereas only 17% of employees who do not have set goals are highly engaged
  • 61% whose opinions are heard are highly engaged compared to 48% of those who’s opinions are not heard have low or no engagement
  • 80% of ‘highly engaged’ employees received some form of recognition  for work well done, while only 35% of those with no engagement received anything.

Interestingly, the rewards and recognitions vary considerably and are definitely not just limited to financial rewards – a ‘thank you’ and a ‘well done’ go down very well.

The report highlights that only 18% of employees have received a verbal thank you from their manager in the past 12 months .

Have yours?

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Thank You!

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Andy Hanselman
Hi there! I help businesses and their people create competitive advantage by 'Thinking in 3D'! That means being 'Dramatically and Demonstrably Different'! I research, speak about, write about and work with businesses to help them maximise their sales and marketing, their customer service and their customer relationships.


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