Employee engagement levels have been dramatically low for years. Research from Gallup shows that last year in the US the annual employee engagement rate was 32%. Globally it was even lower, namely 23%. And in France it was just 7%. Employee Engagement is linked to people's intrinsic motivation. It's the emotional connection or commitment that an employee has to the organization. How much can an external party, such as HR, actually influence someones intrinsic motivation? As HR professionals, we cannot look inside people's heads, or feel what it is that makes their hearts beat faster. The last statement of this episode is the following: "Employee Engagement is like getting a smoker to quit - if they don't really want to, it won't happen." Check out the video to find out what our experts have to say about that!