U.S. Employee Engagement Steady in September, at 32%

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The FINANCIAL — In the U.S., 32% of workers were engaged in their jobs in September. While engagement remains higher than it was from 2011-2013, monthly figures have not wavered since the beginning of 2015 — consistently trending between 31% and 32%. The lone exception was in February, when the monthly employee engagement average was 32.9%.

The September 2015 estimate is based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted with 6,926 adults working for an employer. Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Gallup categorizes workers as “engaged” based on their ratings of key workplace elements that predict organizational performance outcomes, such as productivity, profitability and customer engagement. Engaged employees drive the innovation, growth and revenue that their companies need.

Bottom Line

Thus far in 2015, employee engagement among all U.S. workers has been steady. Employee engagement readings are higher than they were just a few years ago, but the nation’s workforce, in aggregate, is seemingly unable to move beyond the 31% to 32% barrier. This static state is aligned with many of the nation’s economic indicators — job creation, the Gallup Good Jobs Index and consumer spending have all been flat in recent months.


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