Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? 05/08/13)
Missed the latest employee engagement news? Click below to read some of the latest employee engagement content that’s being discussed and shared on the web this week. (w/c 05 Aug 2013)
‘70% Disengagement’ – 3 Ways To Engage Those Who Aren’t – Forbes
The latest numbers from Gallup’s survey of 150,000 workers are in – Fewer than 1 in 3 (30%) American workers are committed to the success of their organization and are engaged in their work. Over half (52%) are ‘disengaged’ – defined as ‘less emotionally connected’ and not willing to do any more than necessary to keep their job. Most alarming of all, nearly 1 in 5 works are ‘actively disengaged’ – actually against their organization, their boss, or both. If you only had five people working for you, this would make for a bleak support team!
Employee advocacy through social media – Econsultancy
Social media offers us an ever-changing landscape where almost daily innovations, initiatives and strategies are formulated to help businesses to make the most of this environment. There is no question that most organisations can benefit from their involvement in the online conversation. But in the rush to set up Facebook pages, win fan bases and restructure businesses to be more adaptive to the needs of their audiences, how many have forgotten to look inwards at the most under-utilised social marketing assets in the business world, your own staff?
4 ways HR offices can improve employee engagement – Ceridian Blog
Today’s businesses face the never-ending challenge of ensuring employee retention and productivity despite countless threats to worker morale. Questions about salaries, benefits and professional status – not to mention personal issues – are always threatening the prospect of employees remaining happy with their jobs. For many reasons, it’s difficult to parse exactly what role HR departments play in ensuring employee engagement. Companies can work hard to enact policies that will keep their employees motivated, but what effect will their efforts ultimately have? It’s difficult to measure or predict in advance.
Happiness levels among UK workers rising, ONS survey reveals – HR Magazine
Satisfaction levels are rising and anxiety levels falling among UK employees, an Office of Nationals Statistics (ONS) report has revealed.
The Personal Well-being in the UK report found that in 2012/13 people were more satisfied in life and at work compared to 2011/12.
The survey is carried out to help the Government develop policies to improve people’s well-being. This year it revealed people who work flexibly through reduced hours or studying part-time have the greatest sense of personal well-being.