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8 Unbelievable Statistics About Employees Every HR Manager Needs to Read


What if you could get inside the minds of your employees? You might think your employees are open and honest with you for the most part…but are they?

Employee feedback is vital for the success of your organization. Your employees might be giving you feedback, but is it really how they feel? Perhaps they tell you they are happy in their position and there is nothing they need to perform their job better but is that really true?

The correct data and feedback is what will help you enhance the success of your organization. At Work2Live, we’re all about providing organizations with the tools they need so they could work in a more effective and efficient way.

You might already know that workplace productivity depends on several factors. Before you jump into ways to boost productivity, it’s important to consider these unbelievable statistics about employees that you need to read. That way, you can make decisions based on factual information.

Here are some of the most shocking statistics we found:

#1. Only 28 Percent Of Employees Would Recommend Their Employers To Others

Referral recruitment is one of the best ways to find new employees. But what’s the likelihood your employees would recommend your organization to their friends and families? A recent study found only 28 percent of employees would recommend their employers to others.

This might not seem like a shocking statistic but further in the study it was found that 36 percent of employees who talk about their organization talk about the organization in a negative manner.

#2. 85 Percent Of People Are Unhappy In Their Jobs

A global poll conducted by Gallup found that out of the world’s one billion full-time workers, only 15 percent of employees stated they were happy at work. This means 85 percent of people are unhappy in their position. Here are some of the most common factors people take into consideration when thinking about happiness at work:

· Leadership/executives

· Colleagues

· Scope of work

· Commute

· Opportunity for growth

· Flexibility

#3. 4 In 5 Employees Want Benefits Or Perks More Than A Pay Raise

According to a recent survey from Glassdoor, 4 in 5 employees (79 percent) prefer benefits or perks over a pay increase. While employees do appreciate a competitive salary, perks and benefits keep employees happy, healthy and more productive. Focusing on employee wellness is not only an appreciative gesture, but its beneficial to your business. Here are some of the top perks/benefits:

· Medical/dental insurance

· Vacation time

· 401k

· Office perks (free snacks and coffee, casual dress)

· Employee discounts

· Gym membership and wellness programs

· Childcare assistance

#4. The Average Worker Is Only Productive 8 Hours Of The Day

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average American works 8.8 hours every day, but are employees really working? A study revealed that out of the 8.8-hour workday, employees are only productive for 2 hours and 23 minutes. Here’s what survey respondents say they are really doing at work:

· Checking social media

· Reading the news

· Discussing work with colleagues

· Texting

· Making phone calls

· Smoking breaks

#5. 12 Percent Of Employees Have Called In Sick Because Of Job Stress

Everyone has experienced stress at work at one point or another. There is a good chance you’ve experienced stress at work, too. But what is your company doing to manage stress in the workplace? Studies show that stress in the workplace is an on-going issue that ultimately impacts your bottom line. When employee’s call out of work, you are losing out on productivity. However, 12% of employees admit to calling out of work because of stress at work. Additionally, nearly 20 % of employees have quit a position because of too much stress at work.

#6. 64 Percent Of Global Business Leaders Said Flexible Work Had A Positive Impact On Productivity

Remote work has become increasingly popular and has shown some incredible results. According to a Condeco report, 64 percent of global business leaders said flexible working had a positive impact on productivity. Those who were allowed to work remotely, delivered better work.

#7. Nearly 60 Percent Of People Report Feeling Engaged At Work When They’re Asked For Feedback

When was the last time (if ever) that you asked your employees for feedback? Feedback is a critical element of engagement as those who are being asked for feedback (59%) are more engaged at work than those who are not asked for feedback (49%).

However, asking for feedback simply is not enough. After receiving feedback, you must act on the results. A recent study also found that companies who act well on feedback (80%) have twice the engagement score than those that don’t (40%).

#8. 75 Percent Of Employees Who Voluntarily Left Their Jobs Left Because Of A Manager; Not The Job Itself

A Gallup poll of more than 1 million American workers found that the number one reason people quit their job is because of a bad boss or supervisor. 75 percent of workers quit their job because of an individual, not the position itself.

Do you have a turnover issue? It might be time to evaluate those at the management level. You might also want to consider encouraging employees to speak up about any conflict. Many companies lose their best employees because of a conflict with another individual, when this could easily be resolved.

Work2Live: Keeping Your Team Happy and Productive

These statistics are shocking and maybe even frightening to some. But the good news is, with all of this information, you can come up with a plan to foster an enjoyable, healthy, productive work environment.

Not sure where to start? At Work2Live, we connect your teams to unparalleled perks and rewards that help increase retention by allowing employees access to truly live life, find work-life satisfaction, and take care of themselves. Ready to increase productivity while keeping your team happy? Try a free demo with Work2Live today!

Need more tips and tricks to keep your team happy? Stay tuned for our latest blogs!

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