Have you noticed how employee engagement statistics rarely change? It does not seem to matter who conducts the research or whether it applies to the UK, the US, Europe or Australasia, you will learn either that only around 30% of your employees are engaged or that around 70% of your employees are disengaged. And in the decade or so that I have been monitoring these numbers they have not changed. What do you think that tells us?
Apart from indicating that employee engagement is a serious problem, this clearly says that employee engagement efforts do not seem to be working. When you factor in the increasing attention this subject is being given, this becomes a major concern. More and more employee engagement is a key issue for most organisations. So you have to ask yourself if your current approach is really working and – if not – why not.