This white paper discusses employee work engagement, or the dedication, energy, and absorption that employees feel at work. The authors provide an overview of this topic and explicate what managers can do to improve engagement in their workplace.
Seventy-nine percent of surveyed organizations report they have a significant retention and engagement problem. 3.2 million Americans work from home and the number of organizations offering work-from-home benefits has risen over the past several years. Full-time employees who work the majority of their time (5 days a week) in a remote location from their companies’ office face many challenges such as, social isolation, decreased engagement, and increased work-family conflict. However, little is known about the effective engagement and retention strategies for the virtual workforce.