Welcome to Reflektive's HR Guide to Designing and Implementing an Effective Engagement Program! We will be talking about strategies, best practices, and tips that you can use to successfully implement Reflektive's Engagement platform to your organization. Please review all the following sections carefully. Each of the chapters are broken down into separate articles, which are linked in the table of contents below.
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Employee engagement is a major challenge for companies across the United States:
66% of US workers aren’t engaged, and 51% of all US employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings, per Gallup. Low engagement impacts corporations in meaningful ways - business units with lackluster engagement are more likely to experience higher turnover, higher absenteeism, and lower productivity.
Gallup estimates the cost of disengaged employees for U.S. companies to be over $400 billion.
This guide for HR professionals explains the best ways to assess and improve employee engagement. per Jack Welch, “It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”
Engagement is Broken
Companies continue to prioritize employee engagement, investing nearly $720 million annually on efforts to improve it. Despite these efforts, employee engagement is still an issue for many organizations. And one of the most common and costly engagement methods — employee surveys — hasn’t delivered on its promise of leading to a more engaged workforce.
58% of companies are not taking meaningful action based on their survey data. Does this mean employee engagement surveys are obsolete? Definitely not, but it is time to address that they’re broken and find out what we can do to fix them in order to increase engagement and employee sentiment.
With proper engagement surveys, HR leaders have a real opportunity to influence their employees’ wellbeing as well as their company’s bottom line.