Employee Engagement Is on the Upswing

By Dennis McCafferty
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    69% of the employees surveyed take pride in their jobs, up 4% from six months ago.

A recent survey on employee engagement presents very encouraging results: Employee disengagement is at its lowest level in six years, according to the findings from Modern Survey. And certain key drivers—such as whether employees feel a sense of pride in their work or plan to remain with their current employer—are positive. It's safe to say that the currently improving economy is driving some optimism, but organizations are also having an impact on engagement, as a rising number of workers feel inspired by their company. These employees are also more willing to tell others about their employer's job openings. In addition, the survey sheds surprising light on the engagement levels of Gen Y workers, who have been saddled with a reputation for being perpetually difficult to please. In reality, the younger workers in this survey are slightly more engaged than their Boomer counterparts. However, Gen Y employees are more likely to be looking for another job than more mature workers. A possible reason for this may be that younger workers are more inclined to do something about an unfavorable work situation, while Boomers may be more likely to chalk it up as part of the job. 1,000 U.S. full-time employees took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-01-02
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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