Once in a while, an organization publishes a list of the “worst companies to work for.” You can see a current one here.
This is the kind of list leaders don’t want their companies to be on. It’s not good for business, and it reflects badly on them, given that their employees provide the feedback that gets a company’s name on the list.
Employee complaints might include:
- Inconsistent leadership
- No defined career path
- Toxic company culture
- No respect for work-life balance
- Low morale due to weak financial performance
The antidote for disengaged or disgruntled employees is to ensure they are actively engaged. Based on independent research, the benefits of achieving high levels of employee engagement are:
- 22% increase in profitability
- 21% increase in productivity
- 10% increase in customer ratings
- 41% decrease in quality defects
- 48% reduction in safety incidents
- 37% reduction in absenteeism
Consider measuring your organization’s employee engagement levels. Check out the Employee Engagement Survey option available on our website. Request a demo of this tool to see if you could benefit from it.
Measuring your employees’ level of engagement will help you:
- Identify various opportunities for improvement.
- Create a targeted action plan for making changes.
- Realize improvements in the areas noted above.
As much as you try to be a great boss and an exceptional leader, slip-ups and blind spots happen. Left unidentified, they may land you on the “worst companies to work for” list. You need to know!