Employee Engagement Statistics 2022

In this digital-first, hybrid era of working, with teams more dispersed than ever before, employee engagement has never been more important. To get a better understanding of how employees feel about engagement in their workplace, we surveyed 192 respondents in September 2022. We asked them about work-life balance, productivity, recognition and more. 

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15% of people do not feel engaged at work πŸ˜”

Of those disengaged people…

πŸ€‘ Almost 70% are unhappy with their pay 

πŸ“ˆ 60% are unhappy with their progression prospects

βš–οΈ And 46% said they don’t have a good work-life balance

(Coincidentally, 46% also said they are actively seeking new employment πŸ”Ž)

When it comes to people who are engaged at work… πŸ˜ƒ

🧰 85% said they have the tools they need to do their job

πŸ€‘ Almost 60% said they are happy with their pay

πŸ“ˆ Over 70% said they’re happy with their progression prospects

βš–οΈ And almost 80% said they have a good work-life balance

How engagement impacts the workplace…πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“ˆ Almost 90% of people feel that being more engaged at work increases productivity 

πŸ˜ƒ Over 90% of people feel that being more engaged at work increases customer satisfaction

πŸ’Έ  Over 85% of people feel that being more engaged at work increases profitability

β›‘ Over 85% of people feel that being more engaged at work increases workplace safety

πŸ€’ 82% of people feel that being more engaged at work decreases absenteeism

πŸ” 85% of people feel that being more engaged at work reduces employee turnover 

Recognition in the workplace… πŸ†πŸ‘ πŸ’¬

Only 30% of people say they frequently receive recognition at work. Almost 20% of people said they never, or almost never, receive any recognition. πŸ‘Ž

When asked β€œHow do you currently receive recognition at work?” mixed answers were given, with the majority of people selecting β€œverbal praise”: 

When asked β€œHow would you prefer to receive recognition at work?” the answers changed, with almost 80% of people selecting β€œmonetary rewards”: 

What is important to employees? πŸ€”

When asked what is most important to them at work…

  • over 65% of people said salary & benefits are most important. πŸ’΅
  • Almost 20% said learning & development is most important. πŸŽ“
  • And the remaining 15% said the most important thing was that the company culture aligned with their own values. 🌎

Relationships with colleagues are important for engagement too. When asked how they would like to improve relationships with co-workers, most people (60%) selected team lunches. πŸ• Other responses were: 

  • Team building activities (40%) 🎳
  • After-work drinks (38%) 🍻
  • A retreat (29%) 🏝
  • Virtual gatherings (16%) πŸ–₯

Note: respondents were able to select more than one option.

Work-life balance 🀯

An incredible 96% of respondents said that work-life balance is important to them. And yet, 84% of people said they have experienced burnout in the workplace. πŸ₯΅

There are several different barriers to work-life balance:

  • Almost 60% of people said their excessive workload is their biggest barrier to work-life balance. πŸ“š
  • 46% of people said that their own perfectionism was preventing them from achieving a better work-life balance πŸ€“
  • 35% blamed their company culture. πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ

When asked how work-life balance could be improved, most people (51%) selected flexible working hours.

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