10 essential employee engagement metrics

Happiness goes hand in hand with productivity. It pays to keep tabs on workers’ personal growth, satisfaction, manager relationships and overall wellness.

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How do you know what to measure? Is one metric more important than another?

In our research, based on decades of academic study on employee engagement, we found there are 10 key metrics to examine.

Before identifying these metrics, two important points:

10 key employee engagement metrics to measure

1. Personal growth

Employees want growth, in every sense—more money, more responsibility, more credit, more autonomy.

Measuring and monitoring personal growth should be at the root of your performance management strategy. The chief goal of every manager should be to ensure the development and growth of every team member.

Question to ask employees: Do you feel you have enough growth opportunities?

Follow this question (and all others) with a “why?” to get to the root of key issues.

2. Happiness

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