Employee Engagement, Burnout and Stress
With the high cost of running a business growing year on year, ensuring employee engagement is paramount to profitability. Forbes reported new statistics on employee engagement from the 2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement Report which surveyed over five million employees at more than 1,000 organisations around the world. The results indicated that less than 25% of employees are highly engaged and 39% are only moderately engaged. Employee engagement globally dropped from 65% in 2015 to 63% in 2016. Further evidence of declining engagement is shown in US research that shows that seven out of 10 US employees report feeling disengaged.
This article presents research findings on stress, engagement and burnout. We provide strategies for employers to consider to improve support for their staff and discuss the signs of stress with strategies to reduce and respond to symptoms.