Engagement is a big issue at companies across the country, with statistics on the harm done to bottom lines by apathetic or actively hostile employees amounting to an eye-popping $450 billion to $550 billion annually.

And the matter is certainly top of mind for executives. Even though 60 percent of CFOs report that their workers are more engaged on the job compared to three years ago, according to a Robert Half survey, 52 percent don't believe it's enough.

A study from Robert Half and Happiness Works on worker satisfaction and engagement finds that approximately a third of respondents intend to leave their jobs within the next six months — something that would certainly play havoc with retention figures.

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