Employee Engagement vs. Employee Satisfaction

employee-engagement-ladder2Are your employees engaged, or merely satisfied?

Your employees might be satisfied with their job, but that doesn’t mean they’re actually engaged.

Let’s take a look at the difference…

What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement & Employee Satisfaction?

A satisfied employee has his or her basic needs (such as a salary) met by their work. They might be happy to come in for work and do everything that needs to be done, but nothing more. Satisfied employees are less motivated to go above and beyond their duties.

On the other hand, engaged employees care about their work and and are inherently enthusiastic about it and the organization. As a result, they work harder, stay longer, and perform better. They’re committed and go the extra mile because they want to.

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Benefits of Higher Employee Engagement

Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity per year.

With higher employee engagement – you can achieve several benefits, including:

  • Increased productivity,
  • Higher retention,
  • Greater morale, and ultimately
  • Higher revenue and profits.

By creating an employee engagement program that works, you can achieve higher employee engagement and the resulting benefits. In our previous article, we covered some tips for managers to increase employee engagement.

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Create a successful employee engagement program in your organization. Find out how by downloading our FREE white paper on employee engagement programs. If you’re more visually oriented, you can check out our Employee Engagement presentation on SlideShare.

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Leila Durmaz

Hello, I'm your author, Leila Durmaz. I spend a lot of my time researching the best practices for Employee Suggestion Programs, and writing articles to share them. I hope you find them helpful! I work at Accompa - one of our products is IdeaGlow Employee Suggestion Program Software.

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