WeSpire, the award-winning employee engagement platform specializing in purpose-driven initiatives, released their 7th annual State of Employee Engagement report today. This latest research reveals the impact having a formal engagement strategy has on recruitment, retention and net promoter scores, the major gap between human resource teams and employees on how they perceive employee engagement, and the need for improved communications with employees.
The survey is the 7th iteration in a series based on research conducted to assess how organizations engage employees. For this report, WeSpire surveyed more than 1,700 people over the age of 18, employed full time in the United States. In order to explore more facets of employee engagement, this years survey was expanded significantly to include a separate track for human resource professionals, questions about preferences for rewards and incentives, and additional demographics data.
Other key findings from the report include:
- 62% of employees state they are actively looking or open to new opportunities, a 4 percentage point increase from last year.
- The percentage of companies that provide Diversity & Inclusion programs rose from 29% to 37%, reflecting an emphasis to implement D&I strategies to support employees
- Interest in prosocial rewards and incentives such as learning and charitable giving is increasing, especially among millennials and Gen Z.
WeSpires research demonstrates the impact formal engagement programs can have on employee engagement levels. Our research helps organizations move beyond just measuring employee engagement levels, and provides insight into the needs and desires of employees, and how to implement programs that spur change, improvement, and action.
About WeSpire WeSpire is an award-winning technology and services firm, that provides forward-thinking companies with a platform to design, run and measure the impact of their employee engagement initiatives. On WeSpire, employees from around the world participate in Sustainability, Social Impact, Wellbeing and Positive Workplace Culture programs that are good for them, good for business and good for the world we live in.