What is Employee Engagement?

What is Employee Engagement?

Research shows most people join an organization eagerly ready to perform and add value to their new employer. However, few organizations can sustain that level of employee engagement past six months.

Employee engagement is defined as the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how hard they work, and how long they stay because of that commitment.

35 years of research consistently finds that employees perform best when they feel personally connected to their work and their organization, they understand the company’s direction, and they can connect the significance of their role in helping the company reach its goals.

Building an engaged workplace requires the consistent commitment of leaders and managers. Engagement is a challenge to measure and affecting it requires a holistic understanding of the organizational dynamic. For example, the level of engagement in your company may be impacted by something as big as culture or as unique as the behaviors of one manager or the CEO.

Cynder Niemela develops leaders who can influence and engage employees, thus achieving sustainable business results through authentic communication. Our consulting and leadership skills development programs provide real-time application of key leadership concepts and communication tools for inspiring and engaging commitment, loyalty and high performance results.


If your challenge is engaging your employees, we are ready to help. Contact us to learn how we can help your organization engage it’s employees.

Cynder Niemela has over 20 years of experience at the executive level leading employee engagement and consulting with companies on employee engagement and culture management. We assist companies with interpreting the survey results, disseminating results and developing action plans to evolve the level of employee engagement and commitment.