Is employee engagement becoming an issue within your organization? Allen Smith, J.D. brings to light some statistics on why the “one-size fits all” strategy may not be working.

Original Post from on May 18, 2016

There’s bad news for organizations working hard to improve employee engagement: Overall, it’s still declining.  

With so much time and energy being focused on this issue, what is still going wrong? In order to get some answers, Quantum Workplace — a company that offers an employee feedback platform — conducted an in-depth survey to see the macro and micro trends in  employee engagement.

Their infographic below delves into how different types of employees’ engagement are driven by different factors.

The takeaway? It’s time to stop approaching engagement with “one-size-fits-all” strategies.

Some highlights include:

  • In 2013, 68% of employees were engaged. That fell to 65.3% in 2015.
  • Having leaders who are committed to making the organization a great place to work is the number one factor driving engagement.
  • For employees between the ages of 26 and 35, having a job that allows them to use their strengths became more important. That factor jumped up 5 ranking spots as an influencer of engagement.
  • While 72% of men and 67.9% of women are engaged, just 40.9% of employees of another gender identity are.

See the article and infographic at


Smith, A. (2016, May 18). When it comes to employee engagement, ‘one-size-fits-all’ isn’t working [Web log post]. Retrieved from