Facts about employee engagement and employee satisfaction

Facts about employee engagement & employee Satisfaction

Statistics and facts can often best represent the current situation in regards to employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Therefore, we have put together a short list of such facts for you.

  1. 51% of all employees would like to quit their current job. (Losing an employee costs a company at least 20% of that employee’s salary)

What can you do about this?

  1. Only 13% of all employees worldwide are engaged and happy with their position.

What can you do about this?

  • Daily, public appreciation through bountiXP or similar providers
  1. Companies with engaged employees achieve a 10% improvement in their customer reviews.

How can you achieve this?

  1. 80% of all employees would voluntarily work overtime for a more empathetic employer.

How can you be more empathetic?

  • By finding out how the employees feel: How are you, today? What’s on your mind?
  1. 59% of all employees say that they grow in and can develop through their company.

How can you help employees grow?

  • Set, discuss and support their goals.
  1. Companies with highly engaged employees boast a 20% sales increase.

How can you achieve this?

  • By allowing your employees to work during the time of day where he/she is most productive. Some work better mornings, others during midday and even during the night.
  1. 60% of all employees would be happy if their work was more often appreciated by their employer.

How can you show appreciation?

  • Say thank you, praise them, give compliments or public recognition.
  1. 42% of all employees believe that management does not positively contribute to the company culture.

What can be done about this?

  • Transparent communication and the creation of a positive work atmosphere through positive behavior and appearance through appreciation.
  1. 70% of all employees want more social time with their manager.

How can this be achieved?

  • Through weekly meetups, for example, where personal interests are discussed and you just talk: What did you do this weekend?
  1. 60% of all employees eat at their desk; alone and while they work.

What can you do about this?

  • No daily or weekly expectations of your employees that are set too high, a lunchroom, an invitation to lunch once per week.

Conclusion: The current situation surrounding employee satisfaction and employee engagement is not particularly satisfying. These numbers will hopefully change over the next few years, as the topic of employee satisfaction and engagement gains more importance and the consequences of employers are recognized.

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(Source: OfficeVibe)

About the author: Denise Braun, M.A.