A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.
This study, as with so many others before it, reminds us upfront of the connection between employee engagement and profitability, so the data here is relevant to any organization with a headcount exceeding one.
The good news is that employee engagement is creeping back to more acceptable levels after dipping dramatically during the depths of the recession. According to Quantum’s engagement survey, 67.7% of employees ranked as engaged in 2012. Quantum divided and analyzed these respondents within four categories: engaged, contributing, disengaged and hostile.
As I read through the firm’s analysis of employee engagement across cities, industries, job positions and other categories, I found that their key revelations only underscored the power of corporate volunteer and giving programs to increase engagement.
First, let’s look at the cities that score highest and lowest in employee engagement, a factor that becomes important as cities compete with each other for top talent:
Top 5 Cities
1. Charlotte, 70.7%
2. Denver, 70. ...