Two kinds of factors shape employee engagement: extrinsic rewards, such as pay, benefits, promotions, awards, and so on; and intrinsic rewards—psychological rewards that fuel engagement by providing a positive emotional charge. The Work Engagement Profile uniquely focuses on measuring intrinsic rewards and providing insights that can directly affect your organization’s bottom line because it addresses work engagement at the core level—the employee’s feelings about the work itself.
The Work Engagement Profile measures key factors that keep you engaged in your work. By engagement, we mean the energy and thought you put into your work. By work, we mean both the activities you perform and their intended purpose. When you are engaged in your work, you take steps to ensure that your activities are effective in accomplishing their purpose.