Gallup recently released the results of their latest State of the American Workplace poll regarding employee job satisfaction and engagement.Â The headlines from this research indicate that 30% of the nationâ€™s workers were actively engaged and inspired in their jobs last year. Eighteen percent are actively disengaged and the remaining 52% are just hanging in there.
Why should we care? Â Is employee satisfaction really that important if the business is achieving its desired results? Â As it turns out, we do. Â The Gallup report
Â "shows that companies with 9.3 engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee in 2010-2011 experienced 147% higher earnings per share (EPS) on average in 2011-2012 compared with their competition. In contrast, companies with a lower average of 2.6 engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee experienced 2% lower EPS compared with their competition during that same time period. The exponential boost in earnings due to a higher engagement ratio is a competitive advantage that business leaders can't afford to ignore."
I dug a little deeper into this research with my colleagues David Almeda, Chief People Officer at Kronos and John Hollon, VPÂ for editorial at ERE Media. Â Listen to thisÂ podcastÂ to hear what they have to say about the following questions:
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