Employees Enjoy Work, but Need Some Downtime
Worker engagement levels remain significantly high, according to a recent survey from Randstad U.S. Overall, professionals are proud to work for their organization, are inspired to do their best and they actually like coming to the office, according to the survey. While managers should view the results as encouraging, there are also some cautionary signs: A sizable percentage of workers surveyed say it's getting increasingly difficult to disconnect from work—even when at home—and many indicate they'll be checking out the hiring market in the near future. "Employee engagement is not all about financial compensation," says Jim Link, managing director at Randstad U.S. "There are many non-monetary programs employers can adopt to help improve the morale and productivity of their employee base. Training, development and employee recognition programs have a positive impact, not only on improving workplace satisfaction, but also on reducing employee turnover rates. Organizations must find out what factors have the most impact, and what they can realistically implement and maintain over time." Nearly 3,300 adults took part in the research.