Gallup, WSJ, disengagement is a nasty thief

June 11 Melissa Korn wrote, “Gallup estimates that actively unhappy workers cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion a year, due to high absenteeism and turnover, quality-control issues and lost productivity.

Employees at companies in growth mode tend to be more engaged than those at firms letting go of staff. It’s a virtuous circle, researchers say, as companies with engaged employees tend to perform better financially, and thus can afford new hires. Growing companies often have a more positive work environment, further bolstering employee engagement.” Read full WSJ article: Employed, but Not Engaged on the Job

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