Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
Companies and organizations operate on efficiency and productivity. The employees, the force behind any company, must perform in order to move the company forward. However, long hours and a stressful work environment can distract employees and create a drag on a company’s resources. The human resources and behavioral experts at NBRI compiled several statistics into a visual graphic that illustrates what factors impact the average workforce.
If an un-engaged employee is not working, what are they doing? NBRI identified five activities that create worker inattention. Employees who take smoking breaks are away from their desk 50 percent more than their non-smoking counterparts. Combine that with 4.5 hours per week that an average employee spends socializing about non-work-related topics, and many companies will need to evaluate how much work is actually being done. Social media, Internet games, and sleeping on the job also contribute to rising overheard costs and decreases in productivity.
A quick solution might be to simply cut ties and start fresh with new employees, right? Wrong. With ongoing economic woes, many employers don’t have the luxury to expand or even change their workforce. It could cost an organization 10% to 30% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them. So in a situation where it’s cheaper to keep them, is there a way for both sides to compromise?
The information specialists at NBRI spend an extensive amount of time researching and implementing techniques to answer this very question. Much of what creates an employee’s will to perform is motivation. A paycheck at the end of every pay period isn’t always enough, but with the right employee engagement survey a company can measure exactly what entices a particular workforce to perform highly.
Employees are individually motivated by a variety of tactics. Employers need a tailored strategy that suits unique workforces and offers a variety of benefits for performance. Goal setting and pay increases raise efficiency by 16 and 30 percent respectively. A company may also need to make organizational adjustments that show employees that there is room for growth and advancement. Lack of advancement opportunity is the primary reason why people continuously look for new outside opportunities.
Employers can only control the internal factors within a work environment. However, by understanding and acting on key attributes, a company can establish a deeper management-employee connection. For more information on employee engagement, view the infographic on NBRI’s blog.
NBRI has more than 30 years of experience in conducting scientific, psychological research for businesses. It has identified the issues that are universal to all organizations. With thousands of standardized survey questions that have been used by thousands of organizations and answered by millions of people, NBRI stands as an industry expert on employee engagement. NBRI can be found online at http://www.nbrii.com or by phone at 800-756-6188.