Low employee engagement and outright disengagement is an endemic problem in the US workforce. In the past few years, just 1 in 3 people have felt enthusiastic about going to work. The other two thirds are simply sleepwalking their way through the day, and are costing the American economy somewhere between $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity per year.
Dissatisfaction can be caused by any number of things – like poor relationship development or an inability to affect chance in the organisation. But the vast majority of issues boil down to poor management; in fact, managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores.
In a study from [...]
Guess who’s not engaged? It’s not Max the intern, it’s not Carol the two-year account manger, it’s not Tito the oldest Jackson brother, and it is certainly not Brandt, your flashy web developer. It’s Daniel. That’s right, Daniel, your longest tenured employee, is the least engaged. Shocked? So were we, in a recent article published by Harvard Business Review, studies pointed employee disengagement rates directly at the “Daniel” of every company.
“Numerous academic studies have found that individuals with longer organizational tenures tend to achieve higher levels of performance. Their improvement trajectory, likely a mix of their growing capabilities and the growing [...]
Employers and employees deserve better. Every year, we see the same headlines touting the results of the latest studies on the American workplace and the mindset of the American worker. And every year, we hear the same things: average American employees are not satisfied, and it’s primarily due to their boss. But is there more to it than just that?
Business success is often predicated on how well employers understand and react to their employees’ needs. Employees have a choice after all, and they will ultimately vote with their feet. If they are satisfied and engaged, they are more likely to stay. Conversely, if they’re not satisfied and engaged, why would they stay? Moreover, [...]
This is week five of the ten-week countdown to the Conference Board’s 2015 Coaching Summit. The Summit will begin with a pre-conference event on March 9 with the keynotes and breakout sessions on March 10 & 11. On March 10, Dr. John Hoover from Partners in Human Resources International, co-author of The Coaching Connection: Developing Individual Potential in the Context of the Organization, will join Dr. David DeFilippo of BNY University, Dr. Harris Ginsberg of Pfizer, and Dr. Eric Hieger of ADP in discussing The Next Big Conversation – The Leader and Organization as Co-Clients. This panel is designed to introduce and discuss the significance of keeping [...]