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Author: agilitashcc

A 2021 Gallup Poll on Employee Engagement showed a decline for the first time in a decade, and the trend has continued in 2022. Given this trend and the continued robust job market, how can leaders, supported by their Human Resources departments, improve employee engagement and strengthen work culture? First, let’s identify some findings from Gallup surveys: Engagement for hybrid and remote workers is 27% higher than that of fully in-office workers. Disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism, 18% lower productivity, and 15% lower profitability. Fewer than 1 in 4 U.S. employees feel strongly that their organization cares about their well-being -- the lowest percentage in nearly a decade. Gallup surveyed a random sample of 14,705 U.S. full- and part-time employees and measured several workplace elements, including: Employees' level of agreement about clarity of expectations Opportunities for development Whether they believe their opinions count at work In general, the survey found that engaged employees are involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace, while actively disengaged employees are disgruntled and disloyal because most of their workplace needs are unmet. Actions You Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement There are some simple and effective strategies organizations can implement to improve employee engagement and create a more positive work culture. Set clear expectations...