Steady Progression in Global Employee Engagement Levels

Over the last couple of days there has been various articles on the rising employee engagement levels globally.

Global employee engagement levels increased to 61% in 2013, up from 60% in 2012 and 58% in 2011, according to research by Aon Hewitt. Aon Hewitt’s 2014 Trends in Global Employee Engagement annual study, which represents the perspectives of 7 million employees across more than 6,000 companies in 155 countries, indicates that employee engagement levels increased to 61 percent in 2013, up 1 percentage point from 2012 and three percentage points from 2011.

“A number of factors, including social, demographic, technological and macro-level economic changes, have challenged business leaders to create agile, innovative organisations that can grow,” said Dr. Ken Oehler, Aon Hewitt’s global engagement practice leader. “But creating this type of organisation is impossible without having engaged employees, and companies with low-to-moderate engagement levels will struggle. Our study shows that organisations overcoming business and people challenges are investing in a culture of engagement built on performance focus, strong reputation and superior leadership. These investments are resulting in stronger company performance.”

Jenny Merry, engagement practice leader at Aon Hewitt in the UK, said: “Our study shows that organisations overcoming business and people challenges are investing in a culture of engagement built on performance focus, strong reputation and superior leadership.

This employee benefits article has further information for those interested.

Visit the Aon Hewitt website to view their infographic on employee engagement annual trends. This was created with data from their global employee database, reflecting employees’ perceptions from more than 6,000 companies, representing over 7 million employees.

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