Employee Engagement is Sliding - What's Behind the Trend?

Posted By: Stephanie Beeman Blog,

Perhaps surprisingly, many employers saw an increase in employee engagement at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as we were facing challenges and changes in the workplace.

However, among the notable findings in Quantum Workplace's annual Employee Engagement Trends Report, of the more than 32,000 individuals surveyed the percentage defined as engaged with their jobs has dropped from 81% in January 2021 to 74% in July 2021.

Critical indicators such as trust in leadership and satisfaction with work life, which reached a peak in 2020, are sliding. The report points to a disconnect between companies and workers over a return to the office as a factor in the change, leading some employers to consider permanent remote work.

Another key factor: the percent of respondents who were confident that they could find another job as good or better than their current one rose from 38% in the first quarter of 2021 to 52% in the second quarter.

Quantum noted the importance of career development and employee recognition as important factors for employee retention.

To read the full article in Triad Business Journal, click HERE.