Why Care About Employee Engagement?

Here’s an except from an article in Training Magazine by Rob Tartell that succinctly validates Employee Engagement not as a ‘nice-to-have’ or something workplace leaders ‘should’ do but as an approach that generates productivity and profitability and no one has to get crushed under the metaphorical wheels of industry on the way.

“The payoff of an engaged workforce is highlighted by two studies conducted by Towers Watson:

  • A one-year study of 50 global companies compared those with highly engaged employees to those with low engagement. This study reported a 19 percent increase in operating income and 28 percent growth in earnings per share for companies with highly engaged employees. Companies with low levels of engagement saw operating income drop by 32 percent and earnings per share decline 11 percent.
  • Another study looked at 40 global companies over a three-year period. This study found a spread of 5 percent in operating margin and a spread of 3 percent in net profit margin between companies with high employee engagement and those with low engagement.”

It’s not all about the money but that’s often why some workplace leaders don’t even entertain the prospect of ‘having a go’ at creating a workplace culture that is supportive of employee engagement. Sure, there are lots of noble reasons for doing it but it also pays off – literally.

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on November 26, 2012, in Employee Engagement, Workplace Of Choice and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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