Getting the Right Balance For Employee Engagement
Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the hot topics of the moment. There are hundreds of studies out there that have already (and continue to) come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world (only 13% of employees are engaged and 87% are not).
Low employee engagement numbers correlate and often directly cause decreased productivity, wasted resources, and an overall toxic environment that nobody wants to be a part of…and why should they be?
This is why it’s important to understand what employees around the world value in their jobs. So what do employees actually want and what do they care about?
According to several different sources, the top 10 factors are:
- Good work-life balance
- Good relationships with colleagues
- Appreciation for your work
- Good relationships with superiors
- Company’s financial stability
- Learning and career development
- Job security
- Attractive fixed salary
- Interesting job content
- Company values
It’s important to remember that the “balance of power” is shifting away (or at the very least is starting to) from organisations and towards employees. Today, we have a lot of choices to consider and several opportunities to evaluate when exploring how to make a living.