Monday September 28, 2015
Holly Edwards, Marketing Manager for Purple Cubed, on the case for engagement
This month, we launched our ground-breaking research study to discover how organisations view employee engagement, and how we can help this evolve from a much-debated ideal, to a fundamental driver of business success and growth.
Disengaged employees have a direct, detrimental and, in some cases, deadly sabotage-like effect on a business’s bottom line. And by failing to take the time and effort to put in place a plan that works, companies are allowing disengaged employees to impact upon their success:
- 83% of employees say they are not engaged or actively disengaged at work (Gallup)
- Actively disengaged employees report missing 7.2 days of work per year due to illness
- Poor motivation is cutting productivity by close to half
- Just a fifth (21%) of British workers consider themselves ‘very effective’ in their current job role.
The organisations who focus on employee satisfaction, however, are getting this right and seeing many benefits for example (Inc):
- 22% higher profitability
- 21% higher productivity
- 10% higher customer engagement
- 25-65% lower turnover
- 37% lower absenteeism
When it comes to the benefits of employee engagement the list is endless, so why are so many organisations not getting it right?
We’d be delighted to have your opinion by completing our survey here, which should take 10-15 minutes to complete and you will have until 20th November to take part (or, better still, do it now!). In return, you will receive a report outlining the below outcomes in February 2016.
The survey is set to discover:
o What ‘employee engagement’ means to people
o Whether it’s working (or not) and why
o How people get it right (and how they fail)
o What the bottom line benefits are
o A clear and simple plan for business to get engagement right