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Disengaged employees – what to watch out for

By August 24, 2015 May 6th, 2020 No Comments

Disengaged employees can have a major negative influence on your business, and you cannot afford to ignore the situation. Here is a list of things that disengaged employees do or don’t do, for you to look out for.

Disengaged employees: the obstacles to business growth.

They don’t stay around because they often search for new and greener pastures, resulting in additional recruitment and onboarding costs

They can be unreliable because of their personal agenda and distrust in their employer, often arriving late, leaving early and taking more sick leave than engaged staff

Their level of customer service is likely to be lower, and may encourage clients to look to place their business elsewhere

Lower productivity and quality of work may increase costs and reduce your quality of service due to rejections and product returns

They tend not to be a team player because their agenda and priorities differs from the team

They can be prone to accidents due to bad attitude and poor attention to their job

They may discourage and harasses engaged employees, causing conflict, and their negative attitude might create a negative environment and effect on their co-workers

They are often distracted because they don’t fully focus on the task at hand

If any of these conditions relate to your employees you need to take action sooner rather than later to minimise the impact on your business.

Brownie Points is designed to inspire, motivate and engage your staff. To learn how we can help your business call us today on 03 9909 7411 or email us at


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