Engaging Employees: Big Companies Need the Most Improvement


When it comes to how engaged employees are with their companies, organization size matters. Employees who work for larger companies with more than 1,000 workers report lower levels of engagement than those who work for smaller firms with fewer than 1,000 employees. The engagement gap widens for employees who work for companies with more than 5,000 workers, as these individuals report lower average results on nearly all of Gallup’s engagement items than in firms with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Gallup analysis shows that the 1,000-employee mark seems to be the tipping point for declining engagement with a company. When an organization reaches this size, a smaller percentage of employees strongly agree that they have the opportunity to do  what they do best every day and that their organization’s mission or purpose makes them feel their job is important. A smaller percentage also strongly agree that they have the materials and equipment to do their job right and that they have opportunities at work to learn and grow.

Here are some steps larger companies can take to boost engagement in their workforce:

  • Establish effective feedback systems
  • Create opportunities for employees to learn and grow
  • Take advantage of regular check-ins

Visit the Gallup Website for more detailed information on this important study.  Well worth the Look!


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