Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? (26/08/13) 

Missed the latest employee engagement news? Click below to read some of the latest employee engagement content that’s being shared on the web this week. (w/c 26 Aug 2013)

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement – Forbes
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less productive than engaged counterparts.

Does age really impact on engagement? – HC Online
Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X or Gen Y, your engagement will not be effected directly by your age, the latest Best Employers study from Aon Hewitt has found. Instead, the life stages individuals are at will determine what their preferences are, but not their engagement. When HR experiences the failings of engagement, it is more likely due to being out-of-touch with the individual expectations, needs and struggles of the generation they are having trouble with.

Do Your Employees Really Love You? – Fast Company
It’s no secret that many people aren’t thrilled with their jobs. Fast Company covered Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report extensively this spring. This report found that 70% of workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged.” Perhaps more telling: Despite years of employee engagement programs and an industry of consultants working on this issue, this number hasn’t changed much since Gallup started asking these questions in 2000. A more recent Right Management survey found that 84% of employees either strongly or somewhat agree with the statement, “Sometimes I feel trapped in my current job and want to find a new position elsewhere.”

The 25-Hour Work Week, and Other Radical Ideas for Better Employee Productivity – Fast Company
When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I realized the value of changing my vocabulary. Subordinate, employee, and staff became colleague and team, because ultimately that’s what we all are in the workplace. “Please don’t call me boss, don’t send me approvals like I’m your boss, don’t ask for approval to go on vacation. There is no vacation request form,” I said. “We are all colleagues. You are getting paid for your expertise. I am not going to do performance reviews or expect status reports. It is up to you to manage your own workload, to manage the clients, and to deliver a quality service.”

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