Everyone wants to do a good job. Everyone wants to be appreciated. Instead, millions of people go to work every day for companies where they feel unappreciated and underutilized.
Current data tells us that:
- Companies with engaged workers have 6% higher net profit and 5 times higher shareholder return over 5 years.
- World-wide around 30% of employees are engaged , 50% are disengaged and 20% are actively disengaged
- Disengaged managers are 3 times more likely to have disengaged staff
By creating a mentoring culture (talk to us about how to do this if leaders in your organization are still out for number 1), workers begin to feel valued by their organizations. After being matched with three or four colleagues that are senior to them, workers feel they have a place to go in the organization for help and advice and that someone has their best interest at heart. As a result, they feel more engaged and trusting of their employers while more committed to the work that they do.
Given that engaged employees are almost twice as productive as their unengaged counterparts, it is no wonder that companies with engaged employees hold the competitive advantage.
What is it that we need most to be competitive? To feel like we belong and that we can contribute.. Excited and engaged employees simply produce more. What better place to get what we need most than from a great mentoring program?