LOW EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: OBSERVATIONS Part 1
What are the main causes of low emotional engagement of employees in their organization?
Three multinationals specialized in human resources—BambooHR, OfficeVibe and Payscale—have joined efforts to publish the e-book Getting Real about Employee Engagement.
- Lack of purpose
Employees don’t realize how their individual tasks contribute to the achievement of the company’s objectives. Such a situation is attributable to a gap in communication of the company’s values.
- Lack of alignment
Employees perform better and are more satisfied when competence, passion and company needs are optimally aligned.
- Deterioration in trust
Trust between employees and management boosts collaboration, work quality and the ability to meet challenges. Less than half of professionals manifest this trust.
- Neglect of personal development
The secret to performance and satisfaction is based on our need to lead our own lives, hence the importance of autonomy and of one’s ability to evolve.
- Low appreciation
Research has established that only 45% of employees feel valued in their work.
- Bad employee/employer relationships
Studies have confirmed that those who quit more often than not have problems with their superiors.
- Low pay and low compensation
An employee’s salary is not just a number—it’s an emotion—as it reveals the inequality of opportunities within the company. Compensation by means of other advantages says a lot about the value given to their work.
Best practices for fostering ENGAGEMENT.
Employee engagement is one of the cornerstones of the EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYER program.