Did You Know…?

Did You KnowDid You Know is a collection of fun and functional facts for leaders. Here we go…

  • In 2011 only 1/3 of leaders and HR professionals rated their leadership development highly effective.
  • Only 8% of CEOs measured how their development programs helped improve business performance.
  • 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment.
  • There are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar.
  • 98% of professionals believe working with strong coaches and mentors is an important part of their development.
  • In the U.S. the lost productivity of actively disengaged employees is estimated at over $450 billion annually.
  • 70% of engaged employees indicate they have a good understanding of how to meet customers  needs. Only 17% of non-engaged employees say the same.
  • 65% of engaged employees are advocates of their organizations. This is true for just 3% of disengaged employees .
  • 75% of employees voluntarily leaving a job indicate they are not quitting their jobs, they are quitting their bosses.
  • Companies with large numbers of dissatisfied workers experience greater absenteeism and lower productivity.
  • 72% of U.S. workers are not fully engaged in their work.
  • 1 in 4 workers intends to leave their organization for another opportunity within a year.
  • 69% of employees say they would work harder if they were better recognized.
  • 84% of managers say they don’t know how to accurately measure team members.
  • Among a list of valued employee benefits, “Training and Development” ranked number 1 among managers in 2012.
  • 36% of managers indicate they need to develop coaching and mentoring skills in the year ahead.
  • It is claimed that Cary Grant started the trend of placing a mint on a pillow in hotels. In an attempt to woo a lady, he had the bell hop let him into her room and placed a mint on a pillow with a calling card.

Sources for all DYK facts are available.  Just ask!


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