Top Drivers of Employee Engagement (Infographic)
Recently Aon Hewitt released their 2015 Trends in Global Employee Engagement study and the findings are eye-opening. Research found that the top three drivers of employee engagement, on a global scale, are career opportunities, organization reputation and pay; which has been consistent since 2013. However, the study found there are differences between regions. Latin America has the highest level of engagement compared to North America, Africa/Middle East, and Asia Pacific and Europe; but the overall numbers show a slight improvement in engagement since 2013.
While career opportunities were still founded as the number one driver in engagement, it dropped 3 percent in positive perception, proving that many employees are not receiving developmental and growth offerings from their employers. Other issues affecting job satisfaction were a lack in resources and engagement/motivation programs. Also, a majority of respondents stated they feel undervalued by their company, causing them to become more unengaged in producing quality work.
The study stated that HR, managers, senior leadership and individual employees are all responsible for creating a culture of engagement, but leaders are the pinnacle to success. Understanding how employees are motivated and engaged can assist leaders in implementing more effective strategies that meet the needs of today’s workforce.
The below infographic, Employee Engagement by the Numbers, provides a look into the study’s key findings, offering business leaders positive feedback that can benefit their company’s engagement levels for 2015.