An unengaged employee may never have felt loyalty to a business, doing their job and nothing more. A disengaged employee was once engaged with and passionate about their role and employer.

The Impact of Disengagement on the Business

The disengaged employee may still perform their role, but the engaged employee will strive for more.

According to a Gallup Survey, businesses with a highly engaged workforce will benefit from 21% higher greater profitability and 59% less employee turnover. Furthermore, disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism rates, and absenteeism costs the UK economy £14 billion annually.

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This highlights three ways that a business will suffer financially because of disengagement:

  • Increased absenteeism
  • Lower levels of productivity and innovation
  • Increased and more frequent spending on recruiting new talent

In this blog, we take a look at: poor management and communication, lack of developmental opportunities, insufficient reward and recognition, and re-engaging the disengaged employee with Sodexo Engage.