The Future of Employee Engagement 2023 Infographic

WorkTango partnered with HR.com to survey 275 HR professionals from around the globe, representing almost every industry and business size, to partake in The Future of Employee Engagement Research Report. Here are some of the significant findings.

The majority of organizations today suffer from low employee engagement

To really understand the state of employee engagement, it’s important to look back a few years. In 2020 with the pandemic, where many organizations faced a rollercoaster of changes, and in 2022 where worldwide resignations, mass layoffs, and quiet quitting plagued the workforce, employees began to “check out” at an alarming rate. They now often find themselves feeling disengaged, paranoid, undervalued, or misaligned with their organization’s mission.

In fact, only 1 in 10 of the organizations we surveyed said more than 80% of their workforce is highly engaged. And two-fifths admit that employee engagement has been lower over the last year.
0 %
say engagement of the average employee is high
0 %
say that most of their workforce is highly engaged
0 %
say employee engagement levels have risen
0 %
say employee engagement levels have fallen

Many organizations don’t even measure employee engagement

47% don't measure employee engagement

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Of organizations that do measure employee engagement:

  • 61% measure it twice a year or less
  • 49% communicate the data to only immediate supervisors

Example options to improve engagement:

  • More opportunities for career growth
  • Changes to organizational culture
  • Improve employee relationships with immediate supervisors
  • Offer increased flexibility (e.g., in time, location and/or how work is done)

49% don't take specific action to improve engagement after gathering the data

No Data Found

Compensation and growth & development opportunities are key drivers of engagement

0 %
believe the same to be true about growth & development
0 %
believe compensation levels drive employee engagement to a high/ very high degree

Employee engagement is a shared responsibility

66%

believe HR & immediate supervisors are the most responsible for employee engagement to a high/very high degree

62%

believe top leadership is the most responsible for employee engagement to a high/very high degree

How do organizations with highly engaged employees differ from less engaged organizations?

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as likely to give employees a chance to do meaningful work
0 x
as likely to maintain a positive work culture
0 x
as likely to listen carefully to employee feedback
0 x
more likely to say senior leaders prioritize employee engagement

Consider these strategies to improve engagement

  • Help employees cope with work-from-home fatigue
  • Measure employee engagement and follow-up with action
  • Monitor engagement continuously
  • Increase leadership involvement in engagement initiatives
  • Build social relationships to improve engagement levels

At WorkTango, we’re revolutionizing how the world’s most forward-thinking companies engage and inspire their people. We offer the only holistic Employee Experience Platform built for the modern workplace that enables meaningful recognition and rewards and offers actionable insights through employee surveys.

WorkTango is built for the workplace we all want to be a part of – where priorities become clear, achievements are celebrated, and employees have a voice. So if you’re ready to improve (work) lives, schedule a demo today.