Barely half of your workforce (52%) is happy at work, let alone set up for success, according to a recent workplace report by Achievers. That's chilling news, considering that successful companies depend on engaged employees.

Here's a look at factors contributing to a disengaged workforce, along with ideas for what managers can do to engage employees.

The biggest factors involve the "recognition gap," according to Achievers:

  • 63% of survey respondents say they don't feel recognized for their progress at work.
  • 60% say they don't feel recognized for their achievements at work.
  • 60% say they don't receive in-the-moment feedback from their managers.

Yet, employees long for recognition: A whopping 85% hope to be recognized at least quarterly, if not more.

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Veronica Jarski is the Opinions editor and a senior writer at MarketingProfs. She can be reached at veronicaj@marketingprofs.com.

Twitter: @Veronica_Jarski