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Depressed Employee Engagement stunts global business performance

Depressed Employee Engagement stunts global business performance

This was the key conclusion from our 2012 study,which examined annual engagement and enablement levels in 1,610 organizations, representing approximately five million employees worldwide. Our findings revealed that on average 66 per cent of workers feel engaged – rebounding marginally over the last twelve months,but still falling significantly behind the world’s highest performing companies. More

The two-year itch

The two-year itch

The famous 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch was based on census information that suggested couples were most likely to want a divorce after seven years of marriage. Experts suggest when it comes to your employees however, the ‘itch’ is much more likely to occur between the first and second year of employment. More

Is workplace frustration undermining your investments in Employee Engagement?

Is workplace frustration undermining your investments in Employee Engagement?

Faced with increasing competitive pressures, today’s organizations are challenged to optimize returns on all investments. But when it comes to getting the most from efforts to engage employees, many are not realizing desired results. Worse yet, many aren’t even aware of the problem. More

Preparing for take off

Preparing for take off

Global firms are facing a talent exodus as world economies return to growth. Growth is expected to pick up over 2013 and 2014 – we can expect labor markets to revive and staff turnover to increase. More

Giving everyone the chance to shine

Giving everyone the chance to shine

Learn how leading organizations use engagement to drive performance cost-effectively. More

Developing a culture of work-life balance

Developing a culture of work-life balance

Numerous studies point to the fact that employees are working longer hours than ever before. Work schedules are becoming increasingly erratic. More people are working evenings, overnight, or on rotating shifts. And, even among those who work more traditional hours, many are now operating in a global economy and a high-technology society which often means having to extend the working day to accommodate clients and colleagues several time zones apart. Couple all of this with the prevalence of two-career families and you have the recipe for work-life balance concerns. More

Why does Employee Engagement matter to CEOs?

Why does Employee Engagement matter to CEOs?

No one would seriously argue against engaging employees in the daily running and the long term goals of the organisation – but how many leaders work consciously towards it? Measuring how engaged your staff really is with your organisation could make for frightening reading. But, these days more than ever, employee engagement must be part of any company’s key performance indicators and should be tied into decisions that effect return on investment.  More

The frustrated employee: Help me, help you

The frustrated employee: Help me, help you

In the rapidly changing environments most organizationsnow face, where roles and responsibilities are continuallyevolving, organizations depend on employees to actindependently in ways consistent with their cultures,objectives and values. And faced with a challenging globaleconomic climate, many organizations are needing to domore with less, making the discretionary effort of employeeswilling to ‘go the extra mile’ all the more important.  More

Stop your best people from walking

Stop your best people from walking

Retention of top talent is an important concern in both good times and bad. While a soft labor market may have depressed turnover rates in many organizations, retention issues can be expected to surface once labor markets strengthen. Even in the present environment, options are still available to top performers. More

What it takes to be become a high performing company

What it takes to be become a high performing company

In this paper, we take a broader look at how high performing companies compare to others, to determine what these organizations are doing differently to buck the global engagement and enablement trends. More

The loyalty deficit: The employees are restless again

The loyalty deficit: The employees are restless again

Employees in Asia are working harder and longer hours, having to achieve higher targets, often with fewer resources. Given the chance, one in two employees will leave their jobs. The only other region in the world faring worse in terms of loyalty than Asia is the Pacific at 45 per cent. With uncertain times ahead, how to do we re-engage disenfranchised employees such that they become effective again? This is the biggest people challenge for senior leaders in 2013. More

Workplace Frustration: A silent killer in today's organizations

Workplace Frustration: A silent killer in today's organizations

Unfortunately, many engaged employees lack the support they need to work effectively. This paper highlights workplace frustration, a drain on employee motivation and performance that is rarely confronted or even recognized and provides recommendations for ensuring that motivated employees are positioned to succeed. More

2013 global employee engagement and enablement trends

2013 global employee engagement and enablement trends

While organizations throughout the world are seeing employee engagement stubbornly flat, modest gains are evident in employee enablement. However, a significant gap still exists in both areas from levels achieved by high performing companies. This was one of the key conclusions from our 2013 Hay Group study, which examined engagement and enablement levels in organizations spanning all regions of the world, drawing on the opinions of over six million employees. More


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