According to BlessingWhite Employee Engagement Report, 2011, employee engagement can be measured by the contribution to the company’s success and personal satisfaction that employees derive from their role. Aligning employee’s values, goals, and aspirations with those of the organization is the best method for achieving the suitable employee engagement required for an organization to thrive.
So why employees should remain engaged? According to the report, engaged employees are not just committed. They are not just passionate or proud. They have a line-of-sight on their own future and on the organization’s missions and goals. They are enthused and in gear, using their talents and discretionary efforts to make a difference in their employer’s quest for sustainable business success. The report also mentions that a recent Gallup workplace report suggested that “workplace measure like employee engagement might be even more important as predictors of organization’s economic health [than EPS]”.
And most importantly, when asked what would most improve job satisfaction, survey respondents across the board cited “Career development opportunities and training” as the answer.
Just goes to demonstrate the impact of career development and training on employee engagement and conclusively answers the question posed in the title. I rest my case 🙂