It is undeniable the strength of the impact of an engaged workforce on organisational success and outcomes. In April 2016, Engage for Success published Further Evidence, an update to their 2012 Nailing the Evidence report, which showcases the evidence base for Engagement being linked to Performance in organisations. What is clear is that conducting an employee engagement survey and determining an appropriate engagement measure or model is important, but it is the organisational response and the change management capabilities that are key.

In the first of BMG Research’s release from their 2016 Omnibus Survey of employees across the UK, we explore what an engaged employee looks like, and therefore how they are likely to feel and behave. Our evidence demonstrates that:

  • Half of the UK workforce is currently classed as engaged (51%), whilst 41% are partially engaged and 9% disengaged.
  • As high as 98% of engaged employees are motivated to do a good job, compared to just 16% who are disengaged.
  • Engaged employees are also far more likely to feel connected to their organisation, to have a strong sense of belonging to their employer and to have pride in working for their employer.

In the next release, BMG Research will explore the factors that drive and shape engagement, and the impact that getting these things right in the workplace can have on employee behaviour, retention, absenteeism rates, and organisational productivity and success.

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