Magazine article Talent Development

Engagement around the World: Global Employee Engagement Is Steadily Shifting Upward

Magazine article Talent Development

Engagement around the World: Global Employee Engagement Is Steadily Shifting Upward

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Though the global workplace, when segmented by country, is a pretty volatile place when it comes to employee engagement, there's reason to celebrate-overall, global employee engagement has risen six points in the past four years, with three percent of that coming between 2014 and 2015.

That's according to 2016 Trends in Global Employee Engagement, a report by Aon Hewitt that examines employee engagement around the world. In 2012, the report says, global employee engagement was at 58 percent. By the end of 2015, it had hit 65 percent.

The report defines employee engagement as "the level of an employee's psychological investment in their organization"

North America, at an overall 65 percent engagement rate, was about on par with the global average. Still, its 9 percent increase in performance management was the highest single increase around the world.

The only region that declined in its employee engagement was Africa, whose employee engagement of 59 percent was a 3 percent loss from the previous year. That was primarily due to declines in some of the top engagement drivers, such as career opportunities (down 3 percent), employee value proposition (also down 3 percent), and performance management (down 2 percent). …

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