What is employee engagement and why does it matter?

Employee Engagement is the personal commitment each staff member has for their job, coworkers and company. That commitment reflects how well they feel their current employer serves their overall personal and career aspirations, how driven they are to contribute to the company they work for and make their employer successful, and how satisfied their personal motivators are by their roles.

While it can be overlooked, high levels of engagement lead to improved profitability, sales, employee performance, productivity, safety records whilst also reducing staff turnover and absenteeism. It is believed that disengagement costs US employers up to $550 billion per year as productivity drops by as much as 25% in workforces who are not engaged.