According to Gallup, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Over 63% are “not engaged”, meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals and outcomes. And 24% are “actively disengaged”, indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers. We asked four experts what they suggest to increase employee engagement.
How to increase employee engagement:
SEAN FITZPATRICK, President and Founder, TalentMap
“Stay Interviews! They are a simple, fast, low-cost way to build employee engagement. They are a structured discussion between a manager and his or her employee, and they consist of three parts: 1) An introduction, 2) Questions on the reasons why an employee stays and engages, and 3) Questions on the reasons that might cause someone to disengage and leave. Questions include: Do you feel that you are currently doing ‘the best work of your life?’, ‘Can you list the factors that could contribute to ‘doing the best for your life?’ and ‘Think back to a time in the last 12 months when you have been slightly frustrated or anxious about your work?’ Share the factor(s) that most contributed to your frustration. Great questions for a valuable conversation.”