Employee Engagement Is (Finally) on the Upswing

Employee Engagement Is (Finally) on the Upswing

Employee Engagement Is (Finally) on the Upswing

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35% of employees are engaged at work, up from 30% at this time last year.

If the economy really is on the rebound, then senior managers will have to pay heed to the level of employee engagement within their organizations. Fortunately, that level appears to be on the upswing, according to the latest biannual research on the topic from Modern Survey. The resulting report, "The National Norms Study: Employee Engagement's Surprising Rise," contends that a high quality of engagement presents a clear competitive advantage for companies. "When employees are engaged," the authors write, "they feel a deeper connection and commitment to the organization. They're more likely to perform at optimum levels and put forth discretionary effort that fuels organizational growth." So it's good to know that more workers say they recommend their organization to others as "great" places to work, and feel they have a promising future with their current employer. You may also be surprised to learn that even though women professionals don't feel as fairly compensated as men, they are generally more engaged than their male counterparts. An estimated 700 adults working full-time for organizations with 100 or more employees took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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