Leveraging employee surveys from over 8,700 organizations and half a million employees who participated in the Best Places to Work program, Quantum Workplace aggregated contest data from 47 cities to identify locations with the highest percentage of engaged employees. In order to be considered for the list, each city needed at least 30 participating organizations in the Best Places to Work contest.
Cities ranged from having 77% of employees engaged to 70% of employees engaged, a gap of 7 percentage points. On average, 73 percent of employees were engaged in the top 10 cities.
The following cities ranked highest by percent of engaged employees:
Washington, D.C., 72.49%
This is Chicago’s first year in the top ten cities. Four cities have been on the top ten list five years in a row: Nashville, Washington, D.C., Miami-Dade, and Austin.
“Employee engagement is critical to a city’s economic growth; area leaders and chambers of commerce should be doing all they can to train organizations in employee engagement,” said Quantum Workplace CEO, Greg Harris.
For more information on employee engagement in particular cities and nationwide, visit www.quantumworkplace.com/cities-engagement-2017.
The research conducted examines over half a million employees at more than 8,700 best places to work across the US. Participants are asked questions about key factors affecting employee engagement, including perceptions of teamwork, trust in leaders, job satisfaction, and benefits. The survey uses a six-point Likert scale, and employees are classified as engaged when their average score is between five and six. All surveys were collected from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves more than 8,700 organizations annually through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.