Are your Employees Retired in Post (RIP)?

Yes, you read that right – it’s not a typo. RIP is short for Retired in Post, which refers to employees who come to work every day but are disengaged and less productive. They may talk too much or too little, be disruptive to the team, or bring down morale. They are physically present but mentally absent.

We all have them, and it’s not ideal. These employees are unhappy, which can bring down the staff around them, leading to decreased productivity and morale. And, ultimately, it’s your fault as the employer.

Employee engagement is crucial. It ensures that your employees contribute to the team and provides the following benefits:

  • Twice the net profit
  • Five times the revenue growth
  • 12% higher customer satisfaction
  • 59% more innovation and creativity, essential for business success
  • 18% higher productivity
  • 40% lower employee turnover
  • 35% more efficiency
  • 38% fewer accidents and downtime

Who doesn’t want a team that performs at its optimum output, regardless of the work environment, be it office or engineering, manufacturing, or retail?

As employers, we have a responsibility to take care of our people, to ensure that they are in the right job, in the right team, and in the right environment, mentally and physically. You can’t separate the personal from the professional, and you’re kidding yourself if you think you can.

If an employee is disengaged, they may move departments, leave the company, or hopefully, re-engage. However, you’ll have a fully engaged team working at 100%. A win-win.

We can help you increase employee engagement, reduce absenteeism, increase contributions to the team, improve happiness and well-being, and enhance performance with minimal cost and disruption. We can demonstrate a significant return on investment with one no-pressure conversation. Call us at 01580 243800 or email me at

The statistics are taken from “The Thrive Report” by the Government in 2018