Apr 13, 2016

WORKING: Are Your Employees Engaged?

No, not to each other, to their jobs!

     Gallup reports a near record high last month:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of U.S. workers whom Gallup considers "engaged" in their jobs averaged 34.1% in March, the highest level since Gallup began tracking U.S. workplace engagement daily in January 2011. The previous high was 33.8% in March 2011, followed by 33.6% in January 2012. Since then, employee engagement averages have been firmly locked below 33.0%.
 



Gallup describes engaged workers this way:
Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work. Gallup's extensive research shows that employee engagement is strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization's financial success, such as productivity, profitability and customer engagement. Engaged employees drive the innovation, growth and revenue that their companies need.
 Any manager can tell how engaged workers are by their work habits. What makes one employee more "engaged" than the others?
Gallup categorizes workers as engaged based on their ratings of key workplace elements -- such as having an opportunity to do what they do best each day, having someone at work who encourages their development and believing their opinions count at work -- that predict important organizational performance outcomes.
Now...how engaged are your employees, and are you doing what you can to motivate the other workers to become engaged?




 UPDATE
Gallup also lists companies that lead the way in engaged workers, and one of them is headquartered in Alabama. Here's the list.  

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