20 Mind-Blowing Stats About Employee Engagement


On the Cost of Employee Disengagement

  • Employee Disengagement costs somewhere between $450 and $550 billion each year. (Gallup)

On Performance

  • A Highly engaged workforce is proven to outperform a company experiencing low employee engagement by a whopping  202%. (B2BCommunity)
  • Employees who feel their voice is heard at work are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work. (Salesforce)

On Productivity

  • Employees who use their strengths, skills, and abilities every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive, and 15% less likely to leave their jobs (Gallup)
  • Happy people are 12% more productive. (Social Market Foundation)

On Profitability

  • Highly engaged business teams result in 21% greater profitability. (Gallup)
  • Companies with engaged employees see a 26% greater annual increase in revenue. (Aberdeen)
  • Employee engagement programs can increase profits by $2400 per employee per year. (Workplace Research Foundation)
  • Delta reported a 564% return on investment from their recognition program. (Awardco)

On Leadership

  • 58% of people say they trust strangers more than their own boss. (Harvard Business Review)
  • 71% of employees believe their leaders do not communicate clear expectations. (Psychometrics)
  • 50% of employees have left their job to get away from their manager at some point in their career. (Gallup)
  • 70% of employees say that motivation and morale would improve massively with managers saying thank you more. (Reward Gateway)

On Employee Absenteeism & Retention

  • 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable. (The Work Institute)
  • Companies can spend anywhere between from 16% to 213% of an employee’s salary to cover the costs of finding a replacement. (Center for American Progress)
  • Companies with recognition programs that are highly effective at improving employee engagement have 31% lower voluntary turnover. (Bersin & Associates)
  • Businesses saw a drop in absenteeism (unearned Paid Time Off) by 41% when teams were engaged in their work. (The Workforce Institute)
  • 47% of people actively looking for new positions say company culture is the main reason. (Hays)

On Customer Loyalty & Satisfaction

  • Companies with engaged employees see 233% greater customer loyalty (Aberdeen)
  • 41% of companies that use peer-to-peer recognition have seen positive increases in customer satisfaction. (Globoforce)