If so, companies with highly engaged individuals are raking a lot of $$$.
In a study conducted by the ADP Research Institute, employee engagement is defined as ‘the emotional state of mind that motivates people to consistently perform their best work.‘
This article sums up that idea through surprising statistics.
Top Employee Engagement Statistics: Editor’s Pick
Worldwide, employee engagement dropped to 62% in the first quarter of 2022. 
When employees are engaged, they make work go faster and better by 21%. 
According to Temkin Group’s research, engaged companies boast 10.3% higher customer satisfaction. 
Sincere leader recognition boosts employee engagement by 40%. 
Only 34% of workers in the United States feel engaged with their jobs. 
9 out of 10 business leaders recognize the significant connection between employee engagement and a company’s success. 
Disengaged workers contribute to a loss of $2.8 trillion yearly in the U.S economy. 
Disengaged workers are 48% more likely to feel daily stress. 
General Employee Engagement Stats
Did you know that just 34% of workers in the US are engaged at work?
That’s half of the engagement rate observed globally, where 62% of workers are engaged in their work.
Explore these statistics to find out more.
Actively disengaged employee rate globally fell from 26% to 17% since 2009 
The utilization of intranet software by numerous companies has significantly decreased the percentage of actively disengaged employees over the past decade, dropping by 12%.
Just 34% of American employees are engaged in their jobs 
Since 2000, the number of unhappy workers has hit an all-time low, now only 13%.
Currently, only 34% of US employees are actively engaged at work.
Gallup’s yearly survey on employee engagement since 2000 indicates a peak in the number of enthusiastic and committed workers, while the percentage of discontented employees sits at a historic low of 13%. 
9 out of 10 employees who love their job are happy with chances to grow at work 
When work feels good and people feel valued, they’re way less likely to quit.
In fact, 9 out of 10 people stay when they feel recognized and valued.
It’s smarter and cheaper to keep great workers happy than always hiring and training new ones. 
If employers make employees happier at work by 10%, they can make $2,400 more per worker each year 
Recruit Loop shares how companies make more money when workers are happier.
Making staff care 10% extra about their job and the company means $2,400 more for each worker yearly, as per these productivity numbers. 
41% of employees who stayed were fully engaged 
In a research conducted by ADP Research Institute, 41% engaged employees stay while only 32% engaged employees leave.
Employees who become less engaged over time are more likely to leave 
Engagement predicts employee retention.
But over time, their engagement dropped:
17% lower 3 months later
29% lower after 8 months
Just half as engaged as active employees before leaving at 9 months
Measuring engagement exposes flight risks before they quit.
So that organizations can takecorrective action. 
To keep employees engaged and willing to stay, it’s not enough to have just one good thing at work 
A report says that only when there are five or more good things happening together, employees feel more engaged (better than the global average of 68%) and more likely to want to stay (63%). 
Number of employee experience elements
Intent to stay
Why Does Employee Engagement Matters?
9 of 10 business leaders agree that engaged employees bring better results to the business.
To simplify, engaged employees show higher productivity, better collaboration, and act as strong brand advocates.
When employees share brand messages, it can reach up to 561% more people compared to posts shared by the company itself.
Here’s a breakdown of the specific benefits of having engaged employees:
High engagement = high sales!
Researchers measured engagement and sales-to-quota data. 
Results show a strong connection between engagement and performance.
In one study conducted by ADP Research Institute, low engagement hurt sales.
The bottom 25% missed targets by 7% while the top 25% exceeded targets by 4%. 
Rachelle is a digital marketer with experience in project management and marketing. She crafts content supported by data, advocating innovative solutions for job-seekers and professionals involved in hiring.