There are a lot of ways employers can improve employee engagement, including in a time when many are working from home. For example, using personalized intranets can improve employee engagement and productivity and a connectedness to the business. With that being said, employers don’t always recognize the problem they face when it comes to disengaged employees.
Gallup reports disengaged employees have a 37% higher rate of absenteeism. They have 18% lower productivity and 15% lower profitability. Based on those calculations, the cost of a disengaged employee could be 34% of their annual salary. That’s $3,400 for every $10,000 they make.
For an employer to take the necessary steps to fix the problems, they first need to see there is a problem. The following highlights other things to know about the cost of disengaged employees and how to calculate them in your organization.
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