Only a third of UK employees are highly engaged at work which, in turn, reduces productivity to 20% below the average for G7 countries. According to new research, just 36% said they were highly engaged.
The research also found that while 80% of highly engaged staff received some form of reward or recognition for work well done, just 35% of those who have no engagement at work receive such treats.
Just almost one in five (18%) of all British employees received a verbal thank you from their manager in the last 12 months.
There are also a few elements that have no effect at all on engagement: your gender, your line manager’s gender, your age, length of service or size of company you work for.
Employees who feel valued, involved and recognised are more likely to be highly engaged. Just a small increase in engagement will have an impact on productivity, which in turn will have a huge impact on the country’s economy.
The advice from Red Letter Days for Business, who carried out the research, is to look after your employees and they’ll look after everything else.