Uncategorized June 11, 2012

Engagement levels increase worldwide, claims study

A new report suggests there is a positive shift in engagement levels in businesses across the globe, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.

According to analysis from Aon Hewitt, found in their 2012 Global Engagement report, found that 58 per cent of employees found themselves engaged in 2011, up from 56 per cent in 2010.

Key drivers for the rise in engagement were effective leadership at businesses, which could be put down to the rise in leadership training courses available for firms, as well as people/HR practices creating a positive work environment and rewarding customer relationships - all of which scored higher percentage points than previous years.

However, the perceptions of business innovation and workplace safety/security fell, highlighting that businesses may need to up the ante when it comes to these practices.

Pete Sanborn, co-president of global compensation and talent at Aon Hewitt, commented on the survey to marketwatch.com: "Business leadership as well as HR porgrammes that meet the needs of specific employee segments contributed to the upward shift in engagement levels.

"However, with one out of every four people not engaged worldwide, more needs to be done. As the economy improves, retaining top talent is going to be difficult. Now is the time for organisations to measure and gain insights on engagement drivers and to start doing the work necessary to improve engagement," he added.

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