Engaged Employees

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What Does It Mean to be Engaged?

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Employee engagement is the strength of the mental and emotional connection employees feel toward their places of work.

Only 32% of employees in the United States are engaged, according to a Gallup poll, along with 16.5% who were "actively disengaged" — a ratio of two engaged workers for every actively disengaged on

If an employee doesn’t have a handle on their responsibilities, they won’t be engaged. Instead, they’ll be confused, frustrated, and quickly feel overwhelmed, which leads to disengagement. In turn, employees who can master their workflow have a better shot at feeling satisfied and fulfilled in their role.

A Case for Better Onboarding

Properly onboarding and training new hires has quickly become one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your employees are engaged at work. Fostering a sense of belonging, amid a desire for individuality, is vital.

Optimizing the power of individuals by connecting them with each other through their purpose of work was recognized as important or very important to 79% of organizations that participated in a recent survey by Deloitte. One SHRM survey reported that one-third of new hires left their jobs after only six months. In other words, you have less than six months to get employees engaged with their position.

Start with Career Coaching

LeggUP is ready to partner with you and your organization for a successful onboarding experience through evidence-based career coaching. Our customized programs are designed to develop skills and inspire behavioral change in areas such as communication, collaboration, creativity and connection for a transformational employee experience and continuous growth.

Employees Want to be Engaged

Engaged employees are motivated and empowered to contribute at their highest level. They want to understand and be actively involved in creating and reaching the organization’s strategic business goals. Employees want to know how their position fits in with the other positions in the company. And, they want to learn how their contribution affects the success of the organization as a whole.

Friendships Are Serious Business

Work friendships help create engaged employees, inspire creative thinking and innovative solutions.

Employees who have friends at work report a higher level of engagement, and the more friends the better. Learning how to build authentic relationships has never been more important, no matter where you are at in your career path.

A social psychology study also showed that group performance is affected by relationships. Teams made up of friends did better on tasks than teams made up of acquaintances, because they had more group commitment and cooperation. And TINYpulse research tells us that camaraderie motivates people to work harder. So, the stronger the relationships between your employees, the better their collaboration, dedication on the job and ultimately a happy employee.

28% of employees with 0 work friends
37% of employees with 1–5 work friends
48% of employees with 6–25 friends
69% of employees with 25 or more friends
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