Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving at the end of March— I wanted to share some of my favorite posts. Here’s one from August 2012.
Employee engagement is one of those topics that people can’t seem to get enough of.
There are a lot of reasons for that, but mainly, I think it is because a great many managers know that engagement is a good thing that would benefit their organizations but they simply don’t know how to get their workforce to buy in.
But in all the back-and-forth discussion about engagement, there’s one thing that seems to be perfectly clear: businesses are spending a big chunk of money trying to make it happen.
Some $720 million per year spent on engagement
Bersin & Associates came out with a new report his month titled Employee Engagement: Market Review, Buyer’s Guide and Provider Profiles, and here is what jumped off the page at me: