Two Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Engaged
According to recently released Employee Engagement Report 2011 from leadership development firm BlessingWhite, 31 percent of employees are engaged, while 17 percent are disengaged. Not surprisingly, employees who were older, had been with the company longer and had more senior roles were more likely to be engaged. Also not surprisingly, more employees are seeking opportunities outside their current company than they were in 2008.
Here are two suggestions for keeping employees engaged:
Coaching, relationships and dialogue
Trust, communication and culture
But there’s also some surprising news about why employees leave and stay. Here are the top reasons employees stay with a company:
My career. I have significant development or advancement opportunities here. 17 percent
My organization’s mission. I believe in what we do. 11 percent
No desire for change. I am comfortable here. 10 percent
My job conditions. I have flexible hours, a good commute, etc. 10 percent
And here are their top reasons for leaving:
My career. I don’t have opportunities to grow or advance here. 26 percent
My work. I don’t like what I do or it doesn’t make the most of my talents. 15 percent
My finances. I want to earn more money. 15 percent
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