Is your perception of the workplace environment at your small or medium sized business reality?
According to the latest Randstad Engagement Study, employers and employees are not on the same page when it comes to how workers feel about their jobs and what they deem as most important to workplace fulfillment and happiness.
When asked if they felt inspired to do their best, 72 percent of workers agreed with this statement. This is at odds with what employers believe, with 81 percent reporting their employees feel inspired to do their best work. Additionally, 85 percent of employers say their employees are proud to work for their company (versus 71% of workers), and 78 percent of employers say their employees trust the leaders of their company make good decisions, compared with just 62% of workers feeling this way.
“Employee engagement is not just a nice-to-have factor that organizations should consider—it can have a tangible impact on a company’s bottom line,” said Jim Link, Chief HR Officer at Randstad North America. “Engaged workers are invested in their organizations and businesses that get it right will have a workforce committed to their own personal achievements, as well as the overall mission of their employers.”
5 resolutions for better engagement in 2014: