This problem is not getting better either; those figures are down from 47% and 56%, respectively, the year before, according to ORC International.
These figures are also similar across different studies. For instance, Investors in People found 26% of the workforce was ‘actively disengaged’; in other words, someone who is willing to support activity that would directly cause the organisation loss.
The impact on the UK economy is very real, with UK workers having an output 19% lower than their G7 counterparts. The ongoing failure of organisations to tackle low morale and engagement is costing UK businesses billions of pounds annually.
This fact is well documented: staff engagement remains HR’s ongoing challenge, and it has been written about at length. I believe that HR has failed to engage not only the minds but also the hearts of staff. Read more here.