There’s bad news for organizations working hard to improve employee engagement: overall, it’s still declining. With so much time and energy being focused on this issue, what is still going wrong? In order to get some answers, Quantum Workplace — a company with an employee feedback platform designed to make work better each day — conducted a more in depth survey to see the macro and micro trends occurring with employee engagement.

Their infographic below delves into how different types of employees’ engagement are driven by differing unique factors. So maybe it’s time to stop approaching engagement with one-size-fits-all strategies.

Some highlights include:

  • In 2013, 68% of employees were engaged. That fell to 65.3% in 2015.
  • Having leaders who are committed to making the organization a great place to work is the number one factor driving engagement.
  • For employees between the ages of 26 and 35, having a job that allows them to use their strengths became more important. That factor jumped up 5 ranking spots as an influencer of engagement.
  • While 72% of men and 67.9% of women are engaged, just 40.9% of employees of another gender identity are.

Check out the full infographic to see what engagement trends are affecting your workplace!


Heather.Huhman Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and HR technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

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