An organization’s size often determines its employees’ level of engagement—in inverse proportions.
PR and marketing professionals who are looking for effective feedback systems, opportunities for growth and regular check-ins from management should be aware of staff size before applying to a given organization.
According to survey results from the analytics group Gallup, a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide say they are not engaged at work.
Here’s more from Gallup:
[Our] analysis shows that the 1,000-employee mark seems to be the tipping point for declining engagement with a company. When an organization reaches this size, a smaller percentage of employees strongly agree that they have “the opportunity to do what they do best every day,” and that their organization’s mission or purpose “makes them feel their job is important.” A smaller percentage also strongly agree that they have the materials and equipment to do their job right and that they have opportunities at work to learn and grow .
The engagement gap widens when an organization employs more than 5,000 workers.
Smaller firms might benefit marketers and PR pros who thrive on having in-depth conversations with senior staff or want to rise through an organization’s ranks.
Although larger firms tend to offer higher wages, more job stability and better benefits, there would probably be fewer such interactions for employees. Ask hiring managers and recruiters about engagement factors, career growth, employee reviews and workplace culture.
With that in mind, if you want to join an organization with fewer than 200 employees, Chicago-based marketing outfit Dose is looking for a marketing analyst .
Candidates for this role should possess experience with strategic analysis, financial modeling and market research. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are a plus.
Still too big? Marbaloo Marketing has a staff of about 50 and is hiring a marketing manager.
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