Mercer’s What’s Working™ survey shows that, compared to five years ago, US employees are less committed to their employers and less satisfied with many aspects of the work experience. In fact, notes Pete Foley, PhD, North American Leader for Mercer’s Employee Research business, engagement today is at historic low levels; employees are not happy with the current “deal” or how it is being delivered.
“The employment deal has been evolving, and employees see the new deal as a series of takeaways compared to the old deal,” he says. “Employees also are reacting to actions taken during the economic downturn, such as cuts in pay, benefits, training and promotions and increased workloads due to layoffs.”
Given the economic turmoil of recent years, Foley advises employers to assess their own employee engagement levels to identify their specific risks and areas of concern.
Find out which employees are least engaged and most at risk of leaving.
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