Hitting the ground running - The most admired companies 2010

The World’s Most Admired Companies are emerging from recession more engaged and motivated than before

Each year, Hay Group partners with FORTUNE magazine to identify the World’s Most Admired Companies (WMACs). In parallel, we carry out research to find out which business practices make these companies so successful.

Our focus this year was on employee engagement, not only because it is a critical success factor in a downturn, but also because it is hard to get right. We wanted to know how WMACs keep their employees motivated in tough times – and how they are energising them for recovery. Many firms struggle to maintain morale and motivation during a downturn. Not so the WMACs, according to new Hay Group research which shows that they are reporting higher levels of engagement than ever.

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