Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of November 14, 2016

Here are my top three picks for amazing employee engagement ideas and strategy articles for the week:

How does workplace satisfaction help boost employee engagement?

(HRMAsia) “When workers become disengaged, it costs companies money, slows projects, drains resources and undermines company goals, as well as the efforts of their engaged counterparts. This is why employee engagement is one of the key issues facing leading global organizations today.”

My Thoughts:  There is nothing “soft” about employee engagement. This article shows some of the “hard” evidence to that fact.

Engaging Employees on the Frontline

(Convenience Store News) “With c-store jobs emerging left and right, disengaged hourly workers don’t feel obligated to stay in their current positions. When employees leave a job where they earned $30,000 or less, it takes 16 percent of that salary for employers to replace them. The quality of customer service also takes a significant hit every time an experienced employee has to be replaced by a new trainee, who is unfamiliar with the brand and workplace.”

My Thoughts: Managers who think that minimum wage employees can be cheaply and easily replaced? Well, the numbers show a different story.

Best employers will keep their workers from bolting

(Chron) “Nationwide, organizations that ranked as Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics reported, on average, a 67 percent employee engagement rate, according to our surveys in 2015. That compares with 32 percent employee engagement for all U.S. workers, according to the most recent Gallup poll.”

My thoughts:  In many cases, a few tweaks can make a huge difference in engagement levels. If you want to know how, we should talk.


Lisa Ryan, creator of Grategy® is an employee engagement strategist, award-winning speaker and bestselling author. For more information, contact (two-one-six) 225-8027. For information on Grategy® programs please visit Follow on Twitter: @Grategy

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