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In-Focus: Building Staff Engagement (2014)

Jun 16, 2014 | In-Focus Reports

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.

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According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.

Gallup researchers studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units, and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success, compared with those in the bottom half.

They also found that those in the top quartile for employee engagement improved productivity by 21%, profitability by 22% and customer satisfaction by 10%. They also found significant reduction in staff turnover.

So can a technology-enabled learning strategy help organisations engage employees more effectively? Towards Maturity would give a resounding ‘yes’!

Findings from The Learner Landscape Study (2013) reveal that there is a marked difference between the needs of the learners, and the output from L&D. Choice, breadth and flexibility are key factors, which point to technology-enabled learning. In fact, 88% of learners are looking for self-paced learning, and 54% are looking for learning on the go.  So how can companies bridge the gap between learners and L&D?

The 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark showed that in a sample of more than 550 organisations, from all sectors, that top learning companies are using technology enabled-learning to achieve greater success. Top learning companies are over four times more likely to report:

  • Improved staff motivation and engagement
  • Improved speed of response to business change
  • Improved ability to engage new types of learners

However, the 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report highlighted that only 18% of learners engaged with professional self-development without prompting, and that only 13% were achieving the improved employee engagement they sought.

This report looks at the behaviour of the top learning companies in order to identify a number of practical ideas to help L&D professionals understand how engaged their staff are. It also looks at the benefits across the business, staff and L&D efficiency that can be expected as staff engagement is improved.

To continue reading the complete findings of this valuable piece of research, download the PDF using the link at the bottom of this page.

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