But as global research has highlighted, the sheer scale of the improvement in bottom-line results can be remarkable.
An employee engagement study by ISR has found:
- A gap of almost 52 percent in the one-year performance improvement in operating income between companies with highly engaged employees versus companies whose employees have low engagement scores.
- High engagement companies improved 19.2 percent while low engagement companies declined 32.7 percent in operating income over the study period.
BOTTOMLINE: "Our research continues to show that a well-substantiated relationship exists between employee engagement - the extent to which employees are committed, believe in the values of the company, feel pride in working for their employer, and are motivated to go the extra mile - and business results," said ISR Global Research Director Patrick Kulesa. "This data reaffirms the remarkable ability of an engaged workforce to impact a company's bottom line."