Social Knows: Employee Engagement Statistics (August 2011 Edition)

In our “Social Knows” series, we sniff out and compile statistics and research regarding workplace / workforce management, human resources and employee engagement. The goal is to provide you with the background knowledge necessary to support your own recommendations, findings and strategies. Submissions always welcomed.

UPDATE: There is a new Employee Engagement Statistics post which includes mobile workforce stats (~Elizabeth, 11/20/2011) Capital and Corporate Culture

  • The lost productivity of actively disengaged employees costs the US economy $370 BILLION annually. (Gallup)
  • In February, June, and October of 2010, the number of employees voluntarily quitting surpassed the number fired or discharged. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Mid-Year Evaluation of Your Social Intranet, technically it’s past the mid-year point, but in the HR technology world… this is the time that mid year reviews are completed. And it got me to thinking about the social technology goals that I had outlined for this year and where I currently stand with them. And I invite you to do the same.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as far as I’d like: shrinking budgets, reorganized resources and modified priorities have slowed down my progress of creating a social experience for employees. I imagine that I’m not the only one in this situation. So, to break the ice, I thought I would provide a little insight into the projects I’ve been working on, what I accomplished and where I hope to go in the second half of the year (and beyond).

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