Global levels of employee engagement jumped back to an all-time high in 2017 after a dip in the previous year, according to a report from Aon. The firm’s analysis of as many as five million employees at more than 1,000 organisations around the world finds that engagement levels rebounded to 65% in 2017, up from 63% in 2016.
Further, the percentage of employees who were highly engaged increased from 24% to 27% last year.
Significant regional differences emerge:
‘Rewards and recognition’ are ranked as the strongest opportunity for improving employee engagement, behind ‘senior leadership’ and ‘career opportunities’.
Ken Oehler, Global Culture and Engagement Practice Leader at Aon, said:
‘Although most companies continue to face some level of disruption and uncertainty, a robust, expanding economy means organisations are typically willing to invest more in people, and that makes the work experience much better for most employees.’