Want to get that new-job spark back?
In our 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report we take a look at employee engagement by several demographics, including tenure. It’s no secret that engagement is highest when an employee first start a job.
This is affectionately called the "honeymoon phase." When looking at an employee’s life-cycle, engagement is at an all-time high in their first year of employment and begins to decline after the one-year mark.Engagement hits rock bottom at three to five years before starting to improve again. (Don’t believe me? Dig deeper into your reporting and analytics sliced by tenure.)
Why is this? Think back to your first months on the job. What were you most excited about? What did you love about your new job? What motivated you to work hard
As a newlywed, I’ve heard all kinds of warnings about “being in the honeymoon phase” and it eventually coming to an end. But just like a marriage, you can prolong the workplace honeymoon phase. Depending on your position level or influence within the organization, you can increase and maintain engagement with a few simple actions: