As our world becomes increasingly driven by digital technologies and the workforce experiences generational shifts, employee engagement is rising as a top focus area for many companies.
After all, according to Gallup's 2017 State of the American Workplace study, just 16% of the American workforce is "actively" engaged. Of course, when employees aren't engaged, they're a flight risk.
In fact, Gallup's research also revealed that 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings. Furthermore, those employees who fall into the "actively disengaged" category, are almost twice as likely as engaged employees to seek new jobs.
And when employees leave, that can have a big impact on your bottom line when it comes to recruiting and back-filling costs. So, after reading all of that, you're probably wondering: What does employee engagement have to do with marketing?
Well, marketer friends, the truth is that employee engagement has everything to do with marketing. At the most basic level, without an army of engaged employees, your marketing efforts—whether it be recruiting top talent or fostering employee advocacy on social media—can't reach their full potential.
But on a deeper level, there are couple other important marketing benefits you could be missing out on: