WINTER PARK, Fla. – TalentKeepers today announced the release of Workplace America℠ Leadership Report, its first annual report of how organizations use their leaders to drive employee engagement and retention efforts. Over 350 organizations participated, with 64% employing over 1,000 employees.
Leaders are the face of the company for the majority of employees in most organizations. And 54% of organizations assert their front-line leaders are aware of the influence they have on engaging their teams. However, the research also showed only a disappointing 36% of organizations are taking steps to develop leaders to drive engagement.
“Leaders need to be trained in employee engagement skills and must understand their role in retaining and motivating people,” said Christopher Mulligan, TalentKeepers CEO and author of the report. “The first step in leveraging leaders is determining how well they are currently doing and understanding specifically what training they need to become successful.”
Yet, just 42% of organizations currently measure the effectiveness of each leader to engage their team.
Leaders are critical in the battle to engage and retain talent. The importance of holding them accountable for this part of their role cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, only 21% of organizations hold leaders accountable with significant consequences for not meeting employee engagement goals. “Every leader should have engagement and retention goals, incentives to meet those goals, and consequences for failing to do so,” said Mulligan.
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