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State of Employee Engagement 2019

This week was a big week at WeSpire, as our 7th annual State of Employee Engagement research report was released.  This year, we surveyed over 1,700 full-time US employees and expanded our survey to include a separate track for employees in human resources, as well as added more questions about preferences for rewards/incentives and additional demographics data.

This year’s report is chock full of new insights, including that 62% of employees state they are actively looking or open to new opportunities, a 4 percentage point increase from last year, and the major reason companies need to be thinking more strategically about employee engagement.

Download the report to learn more about the impact formal engagement strategies have on recruitment, retention and net promoter scores, the major differences between human resource teams and employees on how they perceive employee engagement, and the need for better communication between employees and managers.

Some other key findings include:

  • Over 82% of employees are interested in prosocial rewards and incentives, and it’s even higher for millennials and Gen Z
  • The percentage of companies that provide Diversity & Inclusion programs rose from 29% to 37% within a year, the biggest jump of any program
  • When not offered, sustainability is the most requested program by employees in companies with an employee engagement strategy

We hope you find our research insightful, practical, and helpful.  If you want to learn more about this year’s report, tune into our webinar on March 27th at 12pm EST. Sign up here and feel free and to share the invitation with others.