Bottom Line on Disengagement

Understanding the relationship between disengaged employees and your bottom line.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Disengaged employees have a costly impact on your bottom line.

According to Human Resources Today, the cost of a disengaged employee is approximately $3,400 for every $10,000 in annual salary.

Let’s do the math – a disengaged employee earning $60,000 each year would cost the organization about $20,400 every year.

In an organization with a highly disengaged workforce, this can be an expensive hit to the bottom line with hundreds of thousands of dollars lost annually.

Understanding what factors drive engagement within your organization is crucial.

  • Are employees satisfied with their wages?
  • Does company culture reflect a spirit of teamwork?
  • Are leaders strong managers or bad bosses?
  • Do employees believe their feedback matters?
  • Are employees recognized for their efforts and loyalty?
  • Are projects aligned with the company vision and values?
  • Do leaders encourage employees to bring their ideas to the table?
  • Do employees have positive relationships with colleagues?
  • Do employees feel that their work is meaningful?

Realizing your organization's full potential.

Creating a profitable organization requires dedicating resources to identifying the root cause of disengagement and developing a strategy to increase engagement across the board. Understanding the link between people and profit is a key element of organizational success.

Gallup found that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share (Gallup). Research has repeatedly proven that engaged employees report higher job satisfaction, stay with organizations longer, and perform better than their disengaged peers.

In many organizations, engaged employees are doing their best to overcome the negativity that disengaged colleagues bring with them to work every day. With the frantic pace of daily operations and the pressure to make a profit, organizations often struggle to stop to listen to employees.

If increasing your profit margin could be as simple as collecting and acting on employee feedback, what is holding you back?

Partner with EngagedMetrics today to find out how our workplace engagement platform can make the difference between a company that surpasses its competitors and one that fails to thrive.

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Much like an engaged employee, EngagedMetrics is committed to your organization. Whether you need to measure employee engagement, improve your on-boarding process, or develop your leadership team, our tools can help you boost engagement and transform your culture. With our innovative technology and unparalleled customer service, we promise to go the extra mile to ensure a successful project to help you better understand your organization’s greatest asset – your employees.


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