Employees Grow Restless As Engagement Drops.
Take a look around your office. Look at your colleagues on either side and then look in the mirror. The chances are good that in five years, one of you will have left on your own accord, a new study shows.
Employee restlessness is rising, according to new data from Hay Group, a global consulting firm. Last year, nearly two in five (38 percent) employees planned to leave their organization within the next five years, compared with 30 percent in 2009. In large measure, that restlessness stems from a direct result of lack of engagement, the study found.
The employee engagement picture remains mixed at many organizations, according to the study, which pulled data from the opinions of more than 1.6 million U.S. workers in 152 organizations. While commitment to the company has flagged, employees’ willingness to invest discretionary effort held fairly stable from 2009 to 2011, along with their feelings about their job security and career advancement opportunities. Read the rest of the article by Ned Smith at BusinessDailyNews.com.