Employees are increasingly less engaged, especially in healthcare

Employee engagement has seen a drop since 2021, suggesting that employees are feeling increasingly fed-up at work, according to an April 25 Gallup poll.

Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their work and are involved with the workplace. These workers understand their employer's expectations of them, feel like their opinions are valued and know about opportunities for development. Gallup measures this engagement by asking a random group of U.S. employees about overall wellbeing, productivity, retention and other factors.

In 2021, the U.S saw its first drop in employee engagement in a decade, a trend which has continued into 2022. In 2021, 34 percent of employees were actively engaged at work, and in 2022, only 32 percent of employees are engaged with 17 percent stating they are actively disengaged at work. Among those workers, healthcare professionals saw the biggest slump in engagement, with their engagement scores dropping nine points between 2021 and 2022.

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