The Current State of Employee Workplace Engagement
Since the pandemic, many businesses have allowed staff to operate in a hybrid model; however, this has meant a lack of engagement and connection to their people, causing issues with productivity and attrition.
‘Only 15 percent of employees are engaged in the workplace’, states Gallup based on their State of the Global Workplace survey results.
This means that 85% of workers worldwide have a negative view of their workplace or have little emotional attachments, so they put in minimum effort to their jobs.
Imagine how much more productive your business could be if your employees were engaged. Imagine how much more powerfully your business could forge forward toward your goals. Imagine how many new business opportunities you could uncover with a higher engaged workforce.
Workplace Engagement Improves Employee Retention
So what does that mean for the engagement of remote workers? And what efforts do organisations need to make to retain valuable employees?
Companies have an opportunity to be proactive and step up their engagement efforts. However, engaging remote employees requires a strategic approach and long-term commitment to your people; perks and remote happy hours will only keep your remote employees engaged for a short time. Workplace Motivation needs to be understood and on the agenda too. Remember, each staff member will be motivated by different things, not everyone is the same.
“Employees who are engaged are more likely to stay with their organisation, reducing hefty overall turnover and associated costs. In addition, they feel a stronger bond to their organisation’s mission and purpose, making them more effective workers”, says Gina Buckney, workplace performance and wellbeing expert.
Organisations that invest in their remote employees’ long-term success and engagement foster happier, more productive employees who are in it for the long-haul.
Read our top tips on how to engage with remote workers for a better working environment.