Engaging the right employees in the right behaviors remains the critical ingredient of how companies manage the diverse economic conditions facing their organizations today. The ability of companies to find, understand and manage talent hinges upon getting a powerful, differentiated and engaging employment contract right. Striving to maintain a higher level of employee engagement not only contributes toward short-term survival during economic volatility, but also is a key factor for longer-term business performance and better positioning when market conditions become favorable. The companies that get engagement right can enjoy a surplus of competitive advantage in talent strategy and business results that is hard for others to replicate. If one believes that talent is one of the last sources of competitive advantage—and that motivated and productive employees are the make-or-break ingredient to successfully navigating the business pressures outlined above—employee engagement should be a top business imperative for all business leaders.
This research report provides insight into global employee engagement trends over the last few years. Employees are a critical component to every organization, and their engagement serves as a barometer of organizational health. By examining employee engagement, employers can create an engagement strategy to address employee motivation, behavior, productivity and business results. This report concludes with suggested action leaders and managers can take to improve engagement levels and become better positioned for future success.
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