Employee engagement Vs Employee satisfaction

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What is the difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction?

The difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction comes down to motivation.

Employee satisfaction is all about an employee’s happiness and contentment at work. While this is an important metric, it doesn’t always give a true indication of their motivation. For example, an employee may be happy and content, but they might not be performing to the levels they used to.

Employee engagement asks the question of whether someone is truly engaged and emotionally invested in your organisation – including your goals, values, building relationships with colleagues and their own personal development.

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