Global Study on Workforce Engagement Names U.S. Employees Most Committed Workers
Key findings about employee engagement include:
- U.S. employees are the most likely to connect to their organizations through an intellectual bond, (to believe in the goals and accept the values of an organization) as compared with Canadian employees who are tied to their organizations more through an emotional bond (sense of pride in an organization).
- The most important workplace issue affecting employee engagement in the U.S. is the availability of long-term career opportunities. This finding dispels the notion that American employees are no longer interested in being loyal to their employer.
- Which employees are the most likely to exert extra effort on behalf of their employers? Not surprisingly given the engagement data, it is U.S. employees. French employees are the least likely to do so, again mirroring the engagement data.
- The organization offers long-term career opportunities for employees
- The company maintains high ethical standards
- Management makes sufficient effort to get the opinions of employees
Adapting to Cultural ValuesOne size does not fit all when it comes to motivating employees to contribute to their company's success, the study revealed. Since employees in different countries find value in different aspects of the organization, multinational organizations cannot rely on a single strategy to improve employee engagement. Rather, they should focus on adapting to different cultural values and norms when it comes to attracting, motivating, and retaining staff. 160,000 employees at hundreds of organizations in 10 of the largest world economies were surveyed for the study.
More information about the study can be found by contacting Jean Fulton of ISR at 312-645-4412 or by visiting www.isrinsight.com.