Posts Tagged ‘Gallup’

Answers to workplace disengagement begins with questions

It’s common knowledge that workplace disengagement is rife in organisations across Australia. What can an employer do?

Gallup recommends employees be asked 12 questions, as follows: 

  • Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  • Do you have the materials and equipment you need to do your work right?
  • At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

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Employee engagement cut costs

Staff disengagement is a big problem in organisations across Australia.  The truth is, it doesn’t need to be a big problem. Here’s proof.  PMC invested on engaging staff  and in the process reduce turnover, cut costs and improved its employment brand, all in the midst of a recession.

“What’s most surprising about PMC’s approach to this looming crisis: The facility moved downsizing to the bottom of its list of responses. PMC is the only local hospital that hasn’t cut staff and has publicly stated that layoffs will be its "last strategy."

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Talent Talk: Q&A with Allan Watkinson, Gallup Consulting

imageWe explored Gallup’s study on the issue of employee disengagement in an earlier post. The statistics are sobering. 82% of Australians are not actively engaged at work, costing the nation $42 billion in lost productivity annually.  We caught up with Allan Watkinson, Engagement Manager at Gallup Consulting to understand more about their latest study, unhappy workplaces and the likely solutions to employee disengagement.

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Majority of Australians do not like their jobs

Can you imagine a work environment where only 18% of the staff are interested in the jobs they are doing? And yet, according to Gallup this is the prevailing trend in workplaces across Australia.

New data has been released by Gallup since I last wrote on employee engagement.  It appears that (see chart below – employee engagement index) more and more Australians are not engaged in the work they do. Only a small minority work with passion. The vast majority of Australian workers (82%) are not engaged with their work.

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