The general concept of employee engagement is simple. Individual contribution of employees (including managers and leaders) in the workplace is greatly influenced by the strength of their emotional connection to both their company and job. The stronger and more positive that connection, the more likely it is that they will give their best effort – go the proverbial “extra mile” – for the sake of their organization.
But understanding the goal is only a part of the equation. While the vast majority of research clearly shows the positive financial impact of engaged employees, getting them to that state and keeping them there is no easy task. In fact, recent Gallup surveys report that only around 32% of employees are truly engaged at work.
Needless to say, low employee engagement, which leads to high employee turnover, is bad for business. It is essential to an organization’s success that leadership helps create a culture that makes its employees want to stay and put forth their best efforts. If not, it is likely to continually lose its very best employees. The following is a helpful infographic provided by Manila Recruitment that discusses this topic in detail.