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Engagement interaction. Here are the results of a recent Globoforce Report: • 39 percent of employees report that they don’t feel appreciated at work; • 14.9 percent lower turnover rates in companies that implement regular employee feedback; • 30X more likely to make workers actively engaged at work when managers focus on employees’ strengths; • 4 out of 10 workers are actively disengaged when employees are ignored by their manager; • 43 percent of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least weekly; • 65 percent of employees said they wanted more feedback; • Only 58 percent of managers think they give enough feedback; • 69 percent of employees say they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognised; • 78 percent of employees said being recognised motivated them in their job. Treat an employee like they make a difference and they will. --Jim Goodnight When we focus our attention first on internal aspects of engagement, efforts to address external elements will take root and succeed. Employees that believe their companies value them, and take their well-being seriously will be compelled to go beyond the minimum ... they will exceed expectations, and apply effort “above and beyond”. Feed the internal and you can be certain the external will take care of itself. They will engage. Cindy Saunders is the HR Manager in the Reno, Nevada corporate office of Tahoe Resources Inc., a $4 billion publicly traded company that operates a silver mine in Guatemala and a gold mine in Peru. Cindy holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) designations with the Human Resource Institute (HRCI), and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) . You can contact her at csaunders@ This article, Employee Engagement II : Linking Workers to Significance is the second of a three part series of articles on Employee Engagement. Employee Engagement III : Linking Significance to Transformation will follow in coming months. May 2015 35