The 10 US Cities with The Highest Levels of Employee Engagement

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Why Does Employee Engagement Matter?

The value of employees who are considered “engaged” should not be understated. Employees who demonstrate high levels of engagement exert greater effort, stay with companies for longer tenures, and are stronger brand advocates than those who are not engaged.

As a result of these desirable attributes, companies with strong employee engagement levels are often more profitable, more innovative, more appealing to qualified candidates for open positions, and more responsive and resilient in the face of industry change. On the flip side, workplaces that demonstrate low levels of employee engagement, tend to be less productive, have higher employee turnover, and are distracted with inner conflict and turmoil.

 10 US Cities with the Highest Levels of Employee Engagement:

Realizing the value of engaged employees, Jaquelyn Smith of Forbes compiled this list in her editorial entitled The 10 Cities with the Best Employee Engagement.

1.Charlotte, North Carolina

2.Denver, Colorado

3.Sacramento, California

4.San Antonio, Texas

5.Washington, D.C.

6.Austin, Texas

7.Nashville, Tennessee

8.Baltimore, Maryland

9.Boston, Massachusetts

10.Miami-Dade, Florida

How the List Was Determined

To create this top 10 list, Quantum Workplace analyzed the vital components of employee engagement by breaking them down into 37 “standard items” that fell into 10 different categories including: perceptions of teamwork, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, trust in co-workers, retention, alignment with goals, feeling valued, individual contribution, job satisfaction, and benefits. The nearly 400,000 employees who participated then rated every category on a scale from 1-6. Those who rated a category at a score 5 or 6 were considered engaged.

The Value of This Study For Your Company

Packing up shop and relocating your company to one of these cities will not improve your employee engagement levels…but understanding why these cities rank so highly on the list and applying this knowledge to your organization is the important takeaway.

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Source: The 10 Cities With The Best Employee Engagement Jaquelyn Smith,, April 18, 2013  

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