FAQ: What Do the Engagement Profiles Mean?

Engagement Profile Calculations

Every survey taker is bucketed into one of four profiles based on their average response to the Likert items (6 point agreement items) on the survey:

  • Highly Engaged: average response equals 5 or greater out of 6
  • Moderately Engaged: average response equals 4-4.99 out of 6
  • Barely Engaged: average response equals 3-3.99 out of 6
  • Disengaged: average response is less than 3 out 6

Engagement Profile Definitions

Highly engaged employees are strongly connected to their places of work. They are often advocates, stick with their workplace through its ups and downs, and make an extra effort to achieve great results.

Moderately engaged employees are favorable towards the overall workplace experience, but something is holding them back from being highly engaged.

Barely engaged employees are barely connected to their places of work. They have an indifferent attitude toward their workplace. These employees generally have decreased motivation to perform optimally and are at risk for retention.

Disengaged employees are mentally and emotionally disconnected from their places of work. These employees may be negative and even disruptive with their concerns. Their critiques typically go beyond healthy feedback and are not often submitted with the intent to build a stronger workplace. Despite these kinds of employees being relatively rare, they can hinder the productivity of others.