Top 10 Proven Ways to Spot Lack of Employee Engagement


The modern workplace is a vibrant environment that showcases the skills and attitudes of the employees.

Employee engagement is a strong measure of the health and performance of the organization. Engaged employees are just not showing up to work, they are interested, motivated, and very actively contributing to the success of the organization. Employee engagement is the cornerstone of organizational success. Engaged employees exhibit greater commitment and innovation in achieving the company’s goals and contribute to higher production.

Lack of employee engagement, on the other hand, is a silent but potent disruptor of the functioning of the organization. A lack of employee engagement can lead to decreased productivity, high turnover rates, and a negative work environment. Spotting signs of disengagement early on is crucial for addressing underlying issues and fostering a more positive workplace culture. Here are the top 10 proven ways to spot a lack of employee engagement:

1.  Decreased Productivity:

One of the most evident signs of disengagement is a decline in productivity. When employees are disengaged, they may complete tasks at a slower pace or produce work of lower quality than usual. They may struggle to meet deadlines, the quality of their work suffers, and they show a lack of enthusiasm for completing their tasks.

2.  Reduced or Minimal Effort:

Disengaged employees lack the enthusiasm to go the extra mile and tend to exert minimal effort in their work. They may do just enough to get by, lacking the motivation to go above and beyond their job requirements.

3.  Lack of Initiative:

Engaged employees often take initiative and seek out opportunities to contribute to the organization’s success. Conversely, disengaged employees become passive and hesitant to make decisions. They may show a lack of initiative and wait to be told what to do rather than proactively seeking solutions or improvements.

4.  Reduced Interaction:

Engaged employees typically engage in frequent communication and collaboration with their colleagues. A lack of employee engagement may manifest as reduced interaction, with employees withdrawing from team activities or avoiding social interactions.

5.  Unwillingness to Learn:

Engaged employees display great eagerness to learn and develop their skills to advance their careers. Disengaged employees, on the other hand, may display an unwillingness to learn new tasks or acquire new knowledge, leading to stagnation in their professional growth. They show little or no interest in learning new skills or taking on additional responsibilities that would advance their career growth.

6.  Deteriorating Relationships:

Disengaged employees tend to have a strained relationship with their co-workers. Disengaged employees may exhibit negative attitudes or conflicts with co-workers, leading to deteriorating relationships and a tense work environment.

7.  Frequent Absenteeism:

Frequent Absenteeism is a sure sign that the employee is lacking engagement. Such disengaged employees tend to take too many days off as they lack the urge and motivation to come to work. They frequently call in sick or take unplanned leave and such excessive absenteeism can be a red flag indicating underlying issues with employee engagement.

8.  High Turnover:

When employee disengagement grows unchecked, employee turnover tends to increase. Disengaged employees are more likely to seek fresh opportunities elsewhere, thus leading to increased turnover. This will push up the associated cost of recruiting and training new employees.

9.  Negative Attitude:

Disengaged employees may exhibit a negative attitude toward their work, colleagues, or the organization as a whole. They may complain frequently, express cynicism, or demonstrate a lack of enthusiasm for their tasks.

10.  Lack of Enthusiasm:

Finally, a lack of enthusiasm is a telltale sign of employee disengagement. Engaged employees are passionate about their work and demonstrate enthusiasm for achieving the company’s goals. Disengaged employees, on the other hand, may lack enthusiasm and show little interest in their job responsibilities.


The impact of disengaged employees on the functioning of the organization will be significant if it is not identified and corrective measures are not taken immediately. The top level management and HR team must recognize the signs of disengagement early and take proactive steps to re-engage the employees. By recognizing these ten proven indicators of lack of employee engagement—such as decreased productivity, reduced effort, and negative attitudes—organizations can take proactive measures to address underlying issues, boost employee morale, and foster a culture of engagement and excellence.

GetifyHR has been fully supportive in recognizing these signs early in all their client locations across the country. We provide ideal solutions in getting all employees on board so that the functioning of the organization is streamlined and the motivation and commitment of the employees are maintained for a highly engaged and productive workplace.

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EPFO – Standard Operating Procedure for Joint Declaration

The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has brought about changes to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for receiving Joint Declarations for correcting mistakes in members’ Universal Account Number (UAN) profile, and employers’ EPF Accounts, and the procedure to be followed by the Field Office.

The notification to amend the SOP was released by the EPFO vide No: SU/2022/Rationalisation of work areas/Joint Declaration/17 dated 11-04-2024.

Purpose of the Amendment

The purpose of the amendment is to describe accurately and in detail the procedures of receipt of Joint Declaration for corrections in UAN profiles by the members and employers and the procedure to be followed by the field office in making these corrections. The proposed changes to SOP will make it easier and simpler to minimize both incompleteness and mismatches.

The changes would also ease the difficulties encountered in claim settlement due to data mismatches, especially in parameters such as:

  1. Name
  2. Gender
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Father’s Name/Mother’s Name
  5. Relationship
  6. Marital status
  7. Date of Joining
  8. Reason for Leaving
  9. Date of Leaving
  10. Nationality and
  11. Aadhaar Number.

The SOP for Joint Declaration aims to streamline the process of rectifying discrepancies in member profiles, thereby reducing claim rejection and minimizing the risk of impersonation and fraud through the manipulation of UAN.

The process

The process entails a collaborative effort between the employees and the employers with due authentication by a process of Initiation, Verification, and Approval by the Field Office (FO).

1.  Initiation

As and when a member files a Joint Declaration, it gets authenticated by the Employer. The submitted documents are then verified for accuracy by the designated Verifier within the FO.

2.  Verification

The modification request and supporting documents are then cross-checked by the designated Verifier to ensure compliance with EPFO guidelines and regulations.

3.  Approval

Upon verification, the JD is forwarded to the designated Approver for approval. This could be the Regional Provident Fund Commissioners (RPFC), Additional Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC), or other authorised officers of the organization.

List of acceptable documents that can be submitted for the different parameters

Name and Gender
  1. Aadhaar (mandatory)
  2. Passport
  3. Death Certificate
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Driving License
  6. Service photo identity card issued by Central, State, UT Govt./PSU/ Banks
  7. School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or School Transfer Certificate (TC) or SSC certificate or Mark Sheet issued by Board/ University containing name and photograph.
  8. Bank passbook having the name and Photograph cross-stamped by the Bank Official.
  9. PAN Card/e-PAN
  10. Ration/PDS Photo Card
  11. Voter ID/e-Voter ID
  12. Pensioner Photo Card/Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  13. CGHS/ECHS/Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by State/Central Govt/PSUs/Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) Card.
Date of Birth
  1. Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
  2. School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or School Transfer Certificate (TC) or SSC certificate containing Name and Date of Birth or Marksheet issued by any recognized Government Board or University.
  3. Service records certificate issued by the Central/State Government Organizations.
  4. Where proof of date of birth is not available, a Medical Certificate issued by a Civil Surgeon after medical examination of the member and supported with an affidavit on oath by the member duly authenticated by a Competent Court.
  5. Aadhaar
  6. Passport
  7. PAN Card
  8. Central/State Pension Payment order
  9. CGHS/ECHS/Medi-Claim Card issued by Central/State/UTs Govts./PSUs having Photo & Date of Birth.
  10. Domicile Certificate issued by the Government.
Father / Mother name, and Relationship
  1. Passport of Father/Mother
  2. Ration card/PDS Card
  3. CGHS or ECHS/ Medi-Claim Card with photo issued by Central/ State Govt./PSUs.
  4. Pension Card
  5. Birth Certificates issued by Municipal Corporation, and other notified local Government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil, etc.
  6. Marriage Certificate issued by the Government.
  7. Photo ID card issued for schemes like Bhamashah, Jan-Aadhaar, MGNREGA, ARMY Canteen Card, etc., by Central/ State Govt.
Marital Status
  1. Marriage Certificate issued by the government
  2. Aadhaar Card
  3. Divorce Decree
  4. Passport.
Date of Joining
  1. Employee register
  2. Attendance register
  3. Appointment letter or any other document as establishments maintain under any central or State Labour Act
  4. Letter of establishment on the letterhead duly signed by the Employer or the Authorized Signatory showing the date of joining, supported by ECR of the employee during the said period.
Reason for Leaving
  1. Resignation letter
  2. A letter from the organization on their letterhead clearly stating the reasons for leaving, supported by the ECR of the employee during the said period.
  3. Termination letter issued by the employer to the employee.
  4. Any document as the organization deems fit to establish the reason for exit of the employee duly signed by the Employer or the authorized signatory of the organization on their letterhead.
Date of Leaving
  1. Resignation letter/termination letter
  2. Experience certificate or any other document an organization maintains under any Central or State Labour Act
  3. Wage slip/salary slip/full and final letter
  4. Letter of organization on their letterhead clearly stating the date of joining and duly signed by Employer or the authorized signatory.
  1. Copy of Passport
  2. Copy of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card issued by the Govt. of India
  3. Long Term Visa (valid) along with a Foreign passport (valid or expired) of country of origin issued to minority communities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, namely Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis.
  4. Valid Visa issud to a Foreign National along with a valid Foreign Passport.
  5. Tibetan Refugee Card (supported by one more ID)
  1. Member Aadhaar card or e-Aadhaar card with details of linked active mobile phone.
Submission of Documentary Proof

All changes to parameters have been classified into Minor and Major changes and these have been detailed in Table 2 of the SOP.

All requests for Minor or Major corrections will have to be supported by documentary proof as prescribed in Annexure 1.  For Minor corrections, at least 2 documents from the list of documents mentioned in Annexure 1 for that particular parameter are required to be submitted. For Major corrections, at least 3 documents from the list of documents mentioned in Annexure 1 for that particular parameter are required to be submitted.

Frequency of Corrections

The SOP has fixed the frequency at which corrections to various parameters can be made through the Joint Declaration Form. The same is tabulated hereunder:

Sl. No. Parameters No.of times changes can be made


Member Name


2. Gender



Date of Birth


4. Father/Mother Name


5. Relationship


6. Marital Status



Date of Joining



Date f Leaving



Reason for Leaving








The Procedure

The EPFO has streamlined the process of updating profile parameters by embracing digital technology thus making it accessible through the online platform. The process is simple and both the employees and employers alike can leverage the power of digital technology to submit the JD online.

Firstly, log on to the EPFO website at  Then log into the Employee login using the Universal Account Number (UAN) and the Password. Employers can use their EPF credentials to log in. After logging in, click on the “Online Services” option on the portal and look for the Update or Correct EPF details, and select the Joint Declaration Form (JDF). Once the Form opens, fill in the required details accurately and ensure that all the details called for are filled in. Depending on the parameter that you are updating or changing, upload the supporting documents.

Next, submit the Form after fully verifying that the details provided by you are correct. After submission, you can track the status of the Joint Declaration Form submission through the EPFO portal and ensure that the processing is taking place and the details are fully updated.

Once the changes are approved, the member’s photo which is retrieved by the EPFO interface with UIDAI Aadhaar data will become visible in the member profile on their portal and the IT interface of various authorities.


Through this highly efficient and structured process, EPFO not only aims to maintain the profile integrity of the member but also hopes to minimize claim rejections and reduce the risk of impersonation and fraud. By leveraging technology through the Unified Portal Application, EPFO endeavors to enhance transparency, streamline efficiency, and usher in greater accountability in its operations. EPFO’s commitment to providing the best of technology for the benefit of employees and employers alike demonstrates a step towards a brighter and more streamlined future on social security and the management of EPF Accounts.

GetifyHR has been fully supportive of the needs of the employees and employers in handling EPF, and we have always updated ourselves immediately on all the changes brought in by EPFO from time to time. We are fully geared to handle these changes and support our clients and through them the employees in all aspects of EPF.

Life Certificate

What is the Life Certificate in PF and what are all its uses?

All Central and State Government employees are eligible to receive Pension on retirement at the age of 58.  The benefit was not available to employees in the private sector.  However, the Government of India, with the view to support the employees in the private sector legislated the Employees Provident Act in the year 1952.  Controlled by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), the scheme envisages providing benefits to the employees in the private sector that they hitherto had no access to.  One such scheme under the EPF Act is the Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) which was launched in the year 1995 by EPFO to enable retirees in the private sector to get regular pension after retirement at the age of 58.

All pensioners, whether they are pensioners of the Private Sector, Central Government, the State Government or members of any Government Organization are eligible to receive pension upon retirement at the age of 58. These pensioners are required to submit an Annual Life Certificate (ALC) to the authorised Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) like the authorized Banks, Post Office for further continuation of the pension.  This certificate has to be submitted in the month of November for receiving pension.  The ALC has to be submitted in the form prescribed in Annexure XIII of CPAO Booklet Scheme, 2021.  However, in case of pensioners of the age of 80 years or above, the Life Certificate can be submitted from 1st October onwards.

In order to get the Certificate the pensioner has to either personally present oneself before the Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) or have it delivered to the Agency through the authority where they have served earlier.  This procedure was causing a lot of hardship to the pensioners, especially for the aged and infirm pensioners who cannot present themselves always before the agency to secure the ALC.  Moreover, many employees post retirement choose to move to different locations either to be with the family or for some other reasons.  This would pose a lot of hardship in getting the ALC from the Agency and adversely affect the receipt of pension in the subsequent months.

To overcome this problem, the Government initiated the Digital Life Certificate for Pension Scheme also known as the Jeevan Pramaan.  This scheme addresses this problem by digitising the entire process of generating the Life Certificate.  Jeevan Pramaan is a Biometric enabled digital service for Pensioners that streamlines the entire process and makes it easier and hassle free for pensioners.  Pensioners of the Private Sector,  Central Government, State government and any other Government Organization can take benefit of this facility.  By this process the presence of the pensioner before the Pension Disbursing Agency is done away with thus benefitting the pensioner and also cutting down on unnecessary logistical hurdles.

How it Works?

Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar Platform for Biometric authentication of the Pensioner.  On successful completion of the authentication, the Digital Life Certificate is generated.  This gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository, which again can be accessed by the PDA online.

How to Register?

Pensioners have to register first to receive the Jeevan Pramaan Patra or Life Certificate.  They can approach the nearest Citizen Service Center (CSC), Banks or Government Offices to register.  The filled in application has to be submitted here and the Biometric authentication using the Aadhaar will be conducted.  Once this is successful, a Jeevan Pramaan ID will be generated.

Alternately you can download a Mobile App or PC App to register online from the official website  For this purpose you will require Internet and STQC Certified Biometric Device.

The Jevan Pramaan Application can be downloaded from the official website.  Click on the download option to provide your email ID, Captcha and click on “I agree to Download”.  Enter the OTP that you receive in your email and click on “Download for WindowsOS”.  You will receive the download link in your email.  Click on this link and a Zip file containing the Jeevan Pramaan application will get downloaded.  You can unzip this file and follow the instruction provided in the client installation document.

Once the Jeevan Pramaan ID has been generated, the pensioner needs to connect to the Portal once again using another OTP.  Next he/she has to select “Generate Jeevan Pramaan” and enter the Aadhaar and mobile number.  Click on the generate OTP option and enter the OTP number that you receive on your email or mobile.  You will also be required to input the Pension Payment Order (PPO) number, the name of the Disbursing Agency, your name and a few other required information.

On successful completion of this operation, an SMS acknowledgement is sent to your mobile number including your Jeevan Pramaan Patra or Certificate.  The Certificate is stored in the Life Certificate Repository and is available anytime and anywhere for the Pensioner and the Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA).

This scheme is not available to remarried or re-employed pensioners.  They are required to submit the Annual Life Certificate in the conventional way to the Pension Disbursing Agency.


The Jeevan Pramaan Patra effectively addresses the problems faced by the Pensioners who have to present themselves in person at the Pension Disbursing Agency every year to continue getting their pension dues.  Under this scheme the pensioners have the option to generate Jeevan Pramaan Patra, either online or via a mobile app.  By using Jeevan Pramaan, a pensioner can now digitally provide proof of his/her existence to the authorities for continuity of pension every year, instead of requiring appearing in person before the Pension Disbursing Agency.  By employing biometric authentication to authenticate the pensioner’s identity, the scheme effectively prevents fraudulent activities.

This is a great boon to all beneficiaries and we at GetifyHR have been assisting our clients and their employees who have retired in effectively generating a vital document like the Annual Life Certificate.