Talent Connection Blog

Employee engagement is one of the most vital pieces of a healthy and thriving organization. It is important to learn everything you can about the concept and its many parts. Take a look at these top employee engagement statistics of 2017 to raise your awareness on how to engage your employees and reduce turnover.

70 percent of workers in the U.S are not engaged at work.

Only 13 percent of employees are engaged worldwide.

89 percent of employers believe their team may leave for more money, and 12 percent actually do leave.

51 percent of workers are currently looking to leave their present jobs.

90 percent of leaders acknowledge that an engagement strategy would have an impact on business success, but only 25 percent actually have one.

43 percent of highly engaged employees reported receiving weekly feedback; meanwhile, 18 percent of employees with low engagement didn’t.

60 percent of workers say they would like to be praised more frequently.

Organizations with highly engaged employees achieve twice the annual net income of those that lack employee engagement.

80 percent of employees admit that they would work more hours for a more empathetic employer.

7 out of 10 employees claim they would work harder if they felt their efforts were being recognized.  

Disengaged employees are costing the U.S. $450 – $550 billion annually in lost productivity.

Don’t let any of these statistics worry you, as long as you make the conscious effort to improve the engagement in your organization. Dale Carnegie found that the key drivers of employee engagement are:

Relationship with direct manager

Belief in senior leadership

Pride in working for the company

If you can provide your team with these three simple factors, your organization could be one of the many responsible for improving these statistics in the coming years.