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Improving Employee Engagement

Research findings demonstrate that a more positive and “engaging” work environment creates efficiency and improves performance. However, U.S. worker engagement steadily declined for years and now remains stagnant at around only 30% of workers saying they are enthusiastic about and committed to their workplace. Out of U.S. workers, 70% are going to work with no intention of performing at their highest potential, and of those employees, 52% are not engaged and 18% are disengaged in an active way. These statistics have sobering implications for the workforce; it is estimated that productivity lost due to this lack of engagement costs the U.S. $450 to $550 billion annually (Sorenson & Garman, 2013).

Employers’ cost-cutting actions during economic downturns lower overall engagement, most severely among top performers. In addition, the dramatic change in the healthcare marketplace due to factors such as healthcare reform has had a negative impact on healthcare workers.

In order to be engaged, workers are seeking support from managers. Studies suggest that when senior leadership demonstrates a sincere interest in employees personally and professionally, employees are more productive (Kuehnl et al., 2019). This is also a key factor in attracting and retaining top talent.

The goal of this course is to provide nurses, administrators, and HR professionals in healthcare settings with strategies to improve employee engagement.

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Improving Employee Engagement
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