WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: 10 Employee Engagement Statistics of 2018

{from psi select International for Human Resources Today online}

Organizations regularly target high levels of employee engagement. Among other positive outcomes, high levels of employee engagement can translate into higher productivity, lower turnover, fewer safety incidents, lower absenteeism, higher profitability, and better customer ratings. The following 2018 statistics point out an alarmingly low rate of engagement levels within companies.

1. 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. (Gallup)

2. 42% of employees say learning and development is the most important benefit when deciding where to work. (Udemy)

3. Offering career training and development would keep 86% of millennials from leaving their current position. (Bridge)

4. Only 15% of adults said they wouldn’t leave their current job for any reason. (Yoh)

5. 83% of workers participating in a mentoring program admitted that their experience positively influenced their desire to stay at their organization. (River)

6. 60% of employees said that meetings are a source of distraction. (Udemy)

7. 77% of workers said they’d be more likely to accept a job offer if they knew they could telecommute at least some of the time. (Robert Half)

8. 77% of employees reported they are more productive when working away from the office. (Upwork)

9. 32% of employees would take a 10% pay cut for a job they’re more interested in or passionate about. (Jobvite)

10. Businesses with a strong learning culture enjoy employee engagement and retention rates around 30-50% higher than those that don’t. (Robert Half)