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“Me” vs. “We”: Employers are Unaware that More Than Half of Their Employees Are Open to Leaving

“Me” vs. “We”: Employers are Unaware that More Than Half of Their Employees Are Open to Leaving

Ahu Yildirmaz, Ph.D. Vice President, ADP Research Institute

The labor market is tightening, wages are on the rise, and while employers may have had the upper-hand in the past, a distinct shift is underway. Employees are now calling the shots. What does this mean for employers and how they attract, retain and engage talent? The ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) commissioned a new survey to find out. From the results, ADP® developed two papers, “Evolution of Work 2.0; The Me vs. We Mindset,” and “Fixing the Talent Management Disconnect: Employer Perception vs. Employee Reality in the U.S. Midsized Market,” which found employees tend to concentrate on their work environment, look for meaning in their job, and want immediate advancement opportunities (the “me” mindset). Whereas, employers tend to focus on bigger picture areas like financial performance, reputation, and long-term career pathing (the “we” mindset). A strengthening economy opens doors According to the ADP® Workforce Vitality Report, job switching is at an all-time high with about 27 percent of U.S. workers changing jobs on an annual basis. The ADP National...

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Research-Driven Insights for an Engaged Workforce

Research-Driven Insights for an Engaged Workforce

ADP’s webcast – “Talent Engagement and Retention – There’s Science Behind It!” – was a big hit and now you can listen to the on-demand version. Five important findings and insights, based on research-backed data about the strategic underscoring of the importance of employee engagement in the workplace, emerged from the webcast: 1) Employee engagement is a quantifiable measure of commitment that an individual feels toward an organization. 2) Despite its importance, in many businesses employee engagement is lacking – less than 33% of U.S. employees are engaged, according to a Gallup poll.1 3) Ensuring development opportunities is critical to drive engagement. ADP’s 2016 Employee Engagement Study reveals that more than nine out of 10 engaged employees are likely to stay at their organization if they have different growth opportunities, as compared to only six out of 10 unengaged employees.2 4) Frequent praise and recognition, through formal and informal measures, from managers, peers and colleagues, are critical to drive engagement. ADP® research shows that unengaged employees are 4.5 times...

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ADP’s Engagement Meter: A New Interactive Tool to Drive Employee Work Happiness

ADP’s Engagement Meter: A New Interactive Tool to Drive Employee Work Happiness

by Reem Abeidoh, ADP Ventures What matters most to employees like yours? What drives their job satisfaction? What do they need to be productive? A new research tool, the ADP® Engagement Meter, gives you access to key data from over 5000 surveyed employees* and insights into factors driving employee happiness, and also lets you benchmark your organization against companies similar to yours. Just plug your company size, industry, and employee age range into ADP’s Engagement Meter and discover a new path to employee work happiness that helps you to shape your Human Capital Management strategy with real marketplace research data.* In addition, you’ll see how industry leading talent apps from ADP Marketplace can help you improve your HCM engagement. ADP’s new engagement tool addresses seven key engagement factors: Recognition – praise and financial incentives to reward a job well done Growth – promotions, training and support to drive personal success within your organization Compensation – competitive salaries and bonuses Benefits – traditional medical/dental/vision with added-value perks/discounts Flexibility – self-management...

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