70 Statistics for Employee Engagement in 2021

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  1. 13% say they’ve never heard their senior leadership talk about culture (Sysrevpharm.com)
  2. 47% of active job seekers want to leave their job because of bad company culture (ir.kornferry.com)
  3. 70% respondents answered in the affirmative when asked, “Do you think training can help people get better at blocking out distractions and achieving focus?” (Udemy.com)
  4. 76% of employees who stated their peers are recognized monthly or more frequently also indicated that their organizations have some type of recognition program (Achievers.com)
  5. 61 percent of employees reported not knowing their organization’s cultural values (Achievers.com)
  6. 77% of employees agree a strong culture allows them to do their best work, 76% see the impact in productivity and efficiency, and another 74% draw a correlation between culture and their ability to serve their customer base (Eaglehillconsulting.com)
  7. only 2% of companies have a feedback-rich culture today, where the feedback quality and quantity differentiate the company (Mercer.us)
  8. 37% of people say their company culture has improved since COVID-19. 15% say theirs has deteriorated. (Qualtrics.com)
  9. 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experience a great onboarding program. (Shrm.org)
  10. 89% said that they feel like their company values their development because they offer a mentoring program (Riversoftware.com)
  11. 92% of employers are expanding their well-being platforms to include emotional health programs (s2.q4cdn.com)

Employee Engagement

  1. Engagement drops by nearly 7% after an employee’s first year at an organization. (quantumworkplace.com)
  2. 53% of HR professionals say that employee engagement levels rise when onboarding improves (hr1.silkroad.com)
  3. Reasons employees value their work and are loyal to their employer include the work they perform (55%), salary (50%) and immediate supervisor (39%) (Addisongroup.com)
  4. 84% of highly engaged employees were recognized the last time they went above and beyond at work (hubspot.net)
  5. 51% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, while 13% are actively disengaged (gallup.com)
  6. 66% of employees would be more engaged at work if employers improved company culture, while 52% would be more engaged if their employer improved its diversity and inclusion (hrmasia.com)
  7. 31.6% of employees said they have average engagement in their current job (www.achievers.com)
  8. Only 16% of companies leverage technology to track employee progress and engagement (emtemp.gcom.cloud)
  9. 94% of employees said they would stay longer at a company that invested in their career development (linkedin.com)
  10. When COVID-19 first hit the United States, employee engagement dipped slightly to 70% highly engaged—but then had meaningful growth to 83% highly engaged after U.S. restrictions were put into place (quantumworkplace.com)
  11. The number of highly engaged employees decreases by 3% during mergers and acquisitions (quantumworkplace.com)
  12. Only 12% of employees believe employee recognition is a top people priority (quantumworkplace.com)
  13. Disengaged employees are more than 3.6x more likely to leave an organization than engaged employees (quantumworkplace.com)
  14. Companies with a highly engaged workforce have 21% higher profitability (gallup.com)
  15. Effective internal communications motivate 85% of employees to become more engaged in the workplace (dynamicsignal.com)
  16. Only 53% of employees globally report feeling engaged at work (qualtrics.com)
  17. 64% of HR leaders say an always-on feedback tool is essential to an engagement listening program, but only 20% have this kind of tool in place (www.achievers.com)
  18. 47% of American employees say their job is just what they do for a living (www.pewresearch.org)
  19. Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work (www.salesforce.com)
  20. Hourly employees are nearly 10% less engaged than salaried employees (quantumworkplace.com)
  21. 40 percent of employees said that flexible/remote work options can lower workplace distractions, and 52 percent say they’re more productive when working remotely (Udemy.com)
  22. Only 13% said they are “very engaged.” For 28%, salary was the #1 motivator for switching jobs (achievers.com)
  23. 92% of executives believe engaged employees perform better (quantumworkplace.com)

Employee Satisfaction

  1. Fewer than half (40 percent) employees whose stress interferes with work have talked to their employer about it (adaa.org)
  2. 33% of Americans say employer-provided training doesn’t meet their expectations (cdn2.hubspot.net)
  3. 86 percent of respondents blame lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures (fierceinc.com)
  4. 63% of employees rated their employer as very good or excellent (hubspot.net)
  5. 59 percent of millennials report that opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them when applying for a job (www.gallup.com)
  6. 44% of employees are “very satisfied” with opportunities to use their skills and abilities at work (44% of employees are “very satisfied” with opportunities to use their skills and abilities at work) (shrm.org)
  7. 38% of remote employees reported feeling exhausted after daily virtual meetings, while 30% said they felt stressed (doodle.com)
  8. 18% of Millennials are dissatisfied with their work-life balance (commercialcafe.com)
  9. 65% of employees prefer more clearly defined responsibilities (mercer.us)
  10. 87 percent of employees expect their employer to support them in balancing their life between work and personal commitments (prnewswire.com)
  11. Workers with access to collaborative work management software were 85% more likely to identify as happy in the workplace (wrike.com)
  12. 31% of employees enjoy working with their colleagues (dot.state.ak.us)
  13. Fathers were slightly more likely that mothers to say they regularly felt burnt out and millennials were the most likely age group to feel burnt out (37%) (workingfamilies.org.uk)
  14. Only 29% of employees are “very satisfied” with their available career advancement opportunities (www.shrm.org)
  15. 27.6% of the job satisfaction can be predicted by employees’ recognition (sysrevpharm.org)
  16. 33% of employees jump ship because they feel bored in the workplace and want to find new challenges (ir.kornferry.com)
  17. 33.33 percent of non manager category employees have indicated that they stay in the organization due to no other option (wwwbiz.meijo-u.ac.jp)
  18. 59 percent of Gen Z say they expect to stay with their current employer for less than two years www2.deloitte.com)
  19. On average, 47 percent of high-performing employees left their company last year (media.predictiveindex.com)
  20. 60 to 70 percent of all employee turnover is voluntary (adpri.org)
  21. 82 percent of employees said they’d be more loyal and less likely to leave if they had more flexible jobs (flexjobs.com)
  22. Outside of pay and health benefits, 21% of millennials would be happier if their current employer offered better wellness programs (learn.execu-search.com)
  23. 81% of Employees are considering leaving their jobs (hays.com)


  1. 42% said their managers don’t know how to have effective development conversations with employees (quantumworkplace.com)
  2. 46% of organizations have changed their performance management processes and system(s) in the past year (quantumworkplace.com)
  3. 21% say their manager/company is “horrible” and never asks for feedback (achievers.com)
  4. 51% of workers say they trust their employer is well-prepared to handle this crisis, compared with 43% who said their country is well prepared (cdn2.hubspot.net)
  5. 72% of companies with strategic recognition programs reported that employees were rewarded according to their job performance, compared to only 55% of employees at companies with non-strategic recognition programs (go.globoforce.com)
  6. 75% of workers who voluntarily left their jobs did so because of their bosses and not the position itself (linkedin.com)

Other statistics

  1. More than one-third of employees say that working remotely has at least somewhat impacted their day-to-day performance
    less than 3/4 of individual contributors and supervisors believe they were paid fairly, compared to 92 percent of executives (quantumworkplace.com)
  2. Only 52% of employees surveyed think their companies give promotions when deserved (ceridian.com)
  3. Thriving employees are 4x more likely to work for a company that ensures equity in pay (mercer.us)

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