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7 Benefits of Highly Engaged Workplaces

Highly engaged workplaces are much better in driving business success. Learn about the benefits of highly engaged employees.

November 5, 2019 By Kristina Martic logo logo logo

Workplaces with highly engaged employees are much more likely to drive better business results.

This is not surprising as employee engagement drives employee performance. Moreover, those employees usually work harder towards achieving their goals.

Employee Engagement Explained

Employee engagement is the most popular topic in the world of human resources. This fact is not surprising at all as employee engagement is closely related to employee productivity and, therefore, business success.  

However, according to research by Gallup, only 33% of employees in the USA were engaged in 2016 – “involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their workplace” 

Moreover, employee disengagement costs the USA alone over $500 billion annually. 

cost of disengaged employees

Before, it seemed to be much easier to engage employees in the workplace. Today, however, this is one of the most common challenges employers across the world face.  

Millennials and younger generations expect completely different things from their employers. They want their work to be meaningful, they want to be appreciated, they want feedback on their work and they want to have good relationships with their peers and leaders.  

Let’s now take a look into the benefits of highly engaged workplaces.

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14 Benefits of Highly Engaged Workplaces

The benefits of highly engaged employees are numerous, and we have put them all in one place 

Higher employee satisfaction 

In most cases, satisfied employees are engaged employees. Therefore, job satisfaction is the very first prerequisite to employee engagement.  

That is why employee satisfaction is one of the most common measurements of employee engagement.  

Higher employee productivity 

Engaged employees are more productive than disengaged employees. Employees that love their jobs and feel aligned with their company’ culture work much harder towards achieving their goals.  

In fact, Gallup’s research on employee engagement states that engaged employees are 17% more productive than disengaged employees.  

employee engagement and work-life balance

Lower employee turnover 

The cost of employee turnover is extremely high. Exactly this is the reason why companies are now putting much more effort into retaining their employees.  

Moreover, one research shows that US companies spend $11 billion annually on employee turnover. 

The best way to do so is by increasing employee engagement and satisfaction.  

Since disengaged employees are 3.6 times more likely to leave, imagine how much resources companies can save on turnover by engaging their workplace. 

employee engagement and turnover stats

Better employee loyalty 

Employers who are engaged in their work and satisfied with their employers are much more likely to stay loyal 

Loyalty is not reflected only in employee retention but many other activities satisfied employees can do. Loyal employees, for example, are much more likely to be brand ambassadors.  

Lower employee absenteeism 

Similar to turnover, the cost of employee absenteeism is significant. It is no secret that disengaged employees are much more likely to take days off and be away from work more often than engaged employees.  

To back it up with numbers, highly engaged workplaces saw 41% lower absenteeism. 

employee engagement stats

More innovation and creativity 

Engaging workplaces are the ones that enjoy more ideas and creativity. In the world of digital transformation and constant change, having employees with new ideas is extremely beneficial to employers.  

Therefore, if you want more creativity in your workplace, make sure you understand your employees’ engagement levels. 

Improved employee safety 

Another benefit of employee engagement that not many people talk about is improved employee safety.  

Because engaged employees are more connected to their workplaces and employees, they’re more aware of their surroundings. Research has shown that 70% fewer safety incidents occur in highly engaged workplaces. 

Lower healthcare costs 

Engaged employees are less likely to be obese, less likely to suffer from chronic disease, more likely to eat healthier, and more likely to exercise than engaged employees. 

In addition, Gallup research found that engaged employees were 21% more likely than actively disengaged employees to be involved in wellness programs offered by their company. 

Why is that so? 

With various benefits such as flexible work schedule, health food in the office and gym membership, engaged workplaces seem to show more respect for employees’ needs, encouraging employees to appropriately care for their health 

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Increased customer satisfaction 

Happy employees lead to happy customers. As most businesses today, both B2B and B2C, strive towards increasing customer satisfaction and retention, they are realizing how crucial employee engagement is. 

Moreover, businesses with engaged employees see 10% increase in customer rating 

More employee referrals 

Most companies struggle to attract new talent to their companies. Employee referrals, as many of them are aware of, are the best source of new hires 

So how can we get more high-quality referrals from our employees? 

By investing more in employee engagement. Engaged employees who are happy with their jobs and employers are much more likely to refer friends to that employer.  

More attractive Employer Brand 

Engaged employees are much more likely to be employer brand ambassadors therefore helping their employers become a more desirable employer to work for.  

Having a strong employer brand is a big competitive advantage and your employees are the best advocates you can get.  

 

Higher business performance and profitability 

Higher profitability is the ultimate goal for every business. For that reason, there has been a lot of research done on the influence of employee engagement on business profitability and performance.  

One of them shows that work groups in the top quartile of engagement are more present and productive; they average 17% higher productivity, and 21% higher profitability. 

Another research by Gallup states that actively disengaged workers cost the US between $450 billion and $550 billion in lost productivity per year. 

Better relationships with peers and managers 

Engaged employees are much more likely to develop good relationships with their peers and managers. This leads to better team collaboration and creates a spirit of teamwork.  

Better company culture 

At the end of the day, it is all about your company’s culture. If you are trying to create an engaging and high-performing culture in your organization, you need engaged employees.  

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