In a heathy workplace, both new employees and tenured employees are actively engaged, athough commonly for different reasons. Employees with the lowest tenure are generally engaged due to the excitement of their new position and the anticipation of what lies ahead. While the initial excitement no longer affects tenured employees, they still remain engaged as they are rewarded with higher compensation, more influence, management positions, etc.
Unfortunately, not all workplaces are healthy and not all employees remain engaged. If the excitment of starting a new career wears off and your employees are no longer engaged, you have a problem.
So, we were curious. What keeps employees engaged after the initial excitement wears off and what doesn't? We sifted throught engagement surveys submitted by employees with 10 or more years of experience to see what they had to say. Below are the comments we found.