Employee Engagement: Why it is so important

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On average we spend about 4.5 hours conducting  water cooler gossip sessions with our coworkers each week. That time adds up.  According to the National Business Research Institute, the organization behind the below infographic, that’s equivalent to a six-week paid vacation.

Many of us would argue that spending time debating such things as which ad campaign really should have won on AMC’s The Pitch the other night keeps us engaged with our coworkers, but who can defend hours of chit-chatting, socializing on Facebook or playing online games on the clock? Keeping employees engaged is important and when only one in three is, here are some valuable tips on how to better your chances of building an engaged workplace:


About Annette DeHaven

Annette DeHaven, Alstin's Vice President, Operations, serves as right hand woman for an impressive roster of clients. Known for addressing problems head-on, Annette, who's led by example for more than 15 years, remembers crazy statistics, regularly spouts off mind-bending metrics, and recalls just about every field description for birds you've never heard of.