‘4 Tells’ that Reveal Disengaged Employees
78% of HR leaders are more concerned about the talent shortage today than they were a year ago, and there’s good reason (Spherion). It can cost 33% of an employee’s salary to replace them (HR Dive). According to Gallup, disengaged employees cost employers $3,400-$10,000 annually in lost productivity. Add to this lost revenue from dissatisfied customers and you have a clear reason to create a culture that motivates and engages your employees.
To help you get your team on the right track, start by looking for cues and signals of changing attitudes, behaviors, and performance. Here are some signs your employees are or are becoming disengaged.
Do you have employees like this and you don’t know what to do? Start by identifying and understanding 1-2 areas of improvement. Strategize internally and incorporate employee feedback to better understand what processes need to be improved. Disengaged employees may not respond if asked directly for their thoughts and opinions. Anonymous employee engagement surveys provide employees with the opportunity to give honest and unedited feedback. This can confirm what you have observed and in many cases, provide new insights. If you are considering an employee engagement survey, check out 6 Best Practices to Prepare for an Employee Engagement Survey [eBook].