by: Anthony Demangone
We’ve seen the statistics before. Companies with engaged employees perform better.
But we’ve seen these as well:
- As few as 13 percent of employees are truly engaged while at work.
- And it gets worse, as other studies point out that only 35 percent of managers are engaged in their work.
So I did a little research with my partner, Dr. Google, and I found a gem of an article from Bain and Company: Who’s responsible for employee engagement. (Bain.com)
Bain reached out to 200,000 employees across 40 companies, and here’s what they found.
- Engagement scores drop as employee tenure increases. Now, that could be explained a few ways. Are highly engaged employees more employable, thereby more likely to be recruited? Or is it that in poorly run companies, the more someone knows about its culture, the more disengaged they become? The article didn’t really say, unfortunately.
- The lower on the org chart, the lower the loyalty.