Lack of Recognition is Biggest Barrier to Engagement for British Workers

Achievers’ Engagement & Retention Report surveyed more than 2,500 workers in four countries (1,005 in the UK, 503 in Ireland, 506 in Belgium and 502 in the Netherlands). UK survey findings reveal that:


  • Fewer than 1 in 5 British employees (19 per cent) plan to look for a new job this year
  • In addition, 35 per cent of respondents described themselves as very engaged and committed to their company for the long term
  • However, 17 per cent of workers described themselves as disengaged, with nearly 1 in 10 (9 per cent) saying they are completely disengaged and already looking elsewhere
  • The single biggest factor pinpointed by British workers as hindering their engagement with their job was feeling underappreciated for their contributions, with more than a quarter selecting this option (27 per cent)


The report findings also provide insight into employee engagement, retention, recognition, remuneration and work/life balance within each country surveyed, as well as the differing attitudes towards those topics across the four countries. Please see below links to download the Employee Engagement and Retention reports to access all key findings and stats, available for the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium.