The first step in understanding employee engagement is understanding what it actually is. Employee engagement does not mean employee happiness, and it is important to make that distinction. Employee engagement means much more than that, and an engaged employed employee can have such a positive effect on the bottom-line of a company.
On the other hand, employees who are not engaged have a detrimental effect on a company. There seems to be very little middle ground here and it is vital companies act now on employee engagement. The evidence is clear that the vast majority of employees do not feel engaged at work.
This info-graphic from Engaged2perform highlights how important employee engagement is and identifies the key drivers of an employee engagement. Companies who act now have a chance to stand out from the crowd and reap the rewards of having engaged employees.