The State of Employee Engagement in 2016

The State of Employee Engagement in 2016

We came across this employee engagement report from Office vibe on employee engagement globally.

It’s a pretty interesting summary report and worth getting. They have collected information on 10 metrics from over a thousand companies across 150 countries.

It is aggregated from 2013 to date. It is another data set of pretty sobering reading and shows that much leadership work needs to be done!

With millennials projected to dominate the workforce in the very near future, organizations and institutions that proactively seek to engage millennials and win their commitment will come out on top… and that looks to be a significant challenge.

If Gallup are to be believed in their recent report  How Millennials Want to Work and Live, there is a seed change going on with millennials in the work place.

Millennials are the least likely generation to be engaged at work, as just 29% are “engaged” — involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work.

However, millennials are also one of the least likely generations to be actively disengaged in their work.

This means that a vast majority of millennial employees (55%) are “not engaged,” meaning they are neither engaged nor actively disengaged — they feel more or less indifferent about their work, without close ties to their jobs or companies.

Supporting Leaders  is one powerful strategy for engaging employees. Leaders  can foster millennials’ attachment to the company by meeting regularly with each employee; Gallup finds that employee engagement is highest among employees who meet with their manager at least once a week. Brief daily check-ins are even better. Leaders can also foster engagement by promoting team alignment among team members, with other teams and with the company’s overall mission and purpose.

It appears that many millennials want to understand how their role fits in with the bigger picture and what makes their company unique. The emphasis for this generation of employees has switched from paycheck to purpose — and company cultures need to follow suit.

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