19 Signs of a Disengaged Employee

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Get a glimpse into the dreary world of disengagement, and learn what you can do to prevent it by elevating your employer brand and celebrating your Employee Success™.

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19 Signs of a Disengaged Employee

  1. SIGNS OF A DISENGAGED EMPLOYEE19
  2. Meet an outstanding employee; maybe your newest recruit.
  3. This is Joe.
  4. Joe has produced great business results. Not-so-average Joe XYZ Corporation
  5. Joe has produced great business results. Not-so-average Joe XYZ Corporation “goal-oriented”
  6. Joe has produced great business results. “well-educated” Not-so-average Joe XYZ Corporation “goal-oriented”
  7. Joe has produced great business results. “smart” “well-educated” Not-so-average Joe XYZ Corporation “goal-oriented”
  8. Joe has produced great business results. “smart” “well-educated” Not-so-average Joe XYZ Corporation “confident” “goal-oriented”
  9. Until recently...
  10. Although Joe wants to contribute to his company’s success...
  11. Although Joe wants to contribute to his company’s success... there is one big problem.
  12. Joe suffers from severe disengagement.
  13. This is Joe’s story.
  14. First of all… Joe works at a global corporation. 01
  15. First of all… Joe works at a global corporation. Joe is an employee ID number, not a person. 01
  16. Joe’s boss doesn’t know him by name. 02
  17. Speaking of Joe’s boss… he takes credit for Joe’s ideas. 03
  18. Joe’s boss doesn’t recognize him for his contributions. 04
  19. Joe’s boss doesn’t recognize him for his contributions. He doesn’t offer constructive feedback, either. 04
  20. Joe’s boss is the definition of a micromanager. 05
  21. Joe has been at his company for over two years... 06
  22. Joe has been at his company for over two years... But he has yet to be promoted. 06
  23. Even the plant got promoted before he did.
  24. Even the plant got promoted before he did. Congratulations, Senior Plant.
  25. Joe learned more in the 4th grade than he has at his company. 07
  26. Joe would rather put a pencil in his eye than go to his team meeting. 08
  27. Joe’s favorite pastime is volunteering for grand jury duty so he can skip work. 09
  28. Joe happily eats the moldy sandwich from the fridge, hoping he comes down with the latest stomach virus and calls in sick. 10
  29. Joe willingly takes the traffic-filled route to work in order to extend his morning commute. 11
  30. Joe leaves early on occasion because it’s always five o’clock somewhere. 12
  31. Joe finds unique and dangerous ways to get to work, just to keep things exciting. 13
  32. Joe uses the office printer as a piñata. 14
  33. Joe would rather get his cavities filled than show up for work. 15
  34. Joe would rather get his cavities filled than show up for work. 15
  35. Joe doesn’t understand how his daily work impacts his business. 16
  36. Joe watches the clock more frequently than he checks his work email. 17
  37. At Joe’s company, career growth is not an option. 18
  38. At Joe’s company, career growth is not an option. Joe has two options: stay stagnant or jump ship. 18
  39. The last time Joe was thanked for a job well done was the day that he quit. 19
  40. So, Joe left his previous employer.
  41. If Joe didn’t hate his old job so much, he would never have found this new company that...
  42. If Joe didn’t hate his old job so much, he would never have found this new company that... motivates him,
  43. If Joe didn’t hate his old job so much, he would never have found this new company that... keeps him engaged, motivates him,
  44. If Joe didn’t hate his old job so much, he would never have found this new company that... keeps him engaged, motivates him, and appreciates his hard work.
  45. If Joe didn’t hate his old job so much, he would never have found this new company that... and appreciates his hard work. keeps him engaged, motivates him,
  46. The moral of the story?
  47. Disengaged workplaces
  48. Disengaged workplaces lose
  49. Disengaged workplaces lose top
  50. Disengaged workplaces lose talent top
  51. Top employers benefit from the ROI of having an engaged workplace.
  52. Compared to their less engaged colleagues, engaged employees have:1
  53. higher productivity 31% Compared to their less engaged colleagues, engaged employees have:1
  54. higher productivity higher sales 31% 37% Compared to their less engaged colleagues, engaged employees have:1
  55. higher productivity higher sales higher creativity 31% 37% 3x Compared to their less engaged colleagues, engaged employees have:1
  56. Do you have an engaged workplace?
  57. Do you have an engaged workplace? It’s time to tell the world.
  58. Now is your chance to: • Elevate your employer brand • Increase engagement and retention by earning recognition as a top employer • Celebrate your employees across North America • Positively impact client and vendor relations
  59. Apply for the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ award today to be recognized as a top employer. #Achievers50 APPLY NOW
  60. Achievers inspires Employee Success™ . Our software helps global companies dramatically increase employee engagement, retention, and performance to drive overall business success. www.achievers.com
  61. Sources: 1. Anchor, Shawn. “Positive Intelligence: Three ways individuals can cultivate their own sense of well-being and set themselves up to succeed.” Harvard Business Review. Jan-Feb 2012 102. Print. 8 Apr 2013. (Slide 46)

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