There’s a reason why employee engagement is the new buzz phrase in HR circles. The epidemic is out of control.
Gallup has been in the employee engagement business for more than 10 years, but its latest research report shows that we have reached a crisis point. In American organizations, an astounding 71 percent of employees are either not engaged in their work or actively disengaged.
And it gets worse. Recent research from RogenSI and Maritz states that 91 percent of employees are experiencing unstable motivation, and 23 percent of employees are showing five or more symptoms of clinical depression. Only 14 percent of employees feel their companies’ values align with their own, and a mere 12 percent feel their company actually listens to them and cares about them.
What can we do to counteract the disease of disengagement? Find out in my column at the AMEX OPEN Forum.