WCI has moved to 2 Town Square Blvd, Suite 370, Asheville NC 28803

WCI, Inc
April 27, 2022

Productivity and engagement issues

More than three-quarters (77%) of employers are having challenges with employee engagement. In fact, 34% have seen a drop in productivity as a result. The connection between engagement and productivity has long been recognized, but the opposite is also true: disengagement leads to a drop in productivity. A recent national survey of 169 employers by Challenger, Gray & Christmas highlights this connection.

Here are some key details from the survey:

  • 34% have seen a drop in productivity
  • 24% are having some engagement issues without any impact
  • 23% are investing in programs and benefits to engage workers
  • 23% are successfully keeping their workforce engaged

The survey also revealed what workers want the most, from the perspective of HR professionals:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Hybrid and remote work options
  3. Empathetic leadership
  4. Upward career trajectory
  5. Meaningful / purposeful work
  6. Higher pay
  7. Leadership development
  8. Mental health and burnout care
  9. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  10. Bonuses

While 80% of employers are having trouble filling open positions, here are the top 5 benefits being offered:

  1. Hybrid work arrangements
  2. Remote work options
  3. DE&I initiatives and commitments
  4. Flexible work hours
  5. Leadership development

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