Research looks into employee engagement and finds almost four in ten employees would change their jobs
Emily is editorial assistant for CorpComms Magazine
Almost four in ten full time employees in the UK would change their jobs tomorrow if they could, according to a recent study.
Research found employees working in the science, technology, engineering and math sector were the most likely to be engaged with an employee engagement quotient (EEQ) of 45 per cent, whereas the business-to-business sector scored just 36 per cent.
The study, The Science of Ingagement conducted by PR agency Weber Shandwick, also found more than half of respondents (54 per cent) felt unsatisfied in their jobs while on in two were unwilling to recommend their employer.
The research found six drivers that are essential to employees engaging at work and feeling valued by their employer. This include respect from the employer, selling desired products or services and working in a desired location, and educating employees to inspire them to think differently.
Adam Mack, chief strategy officer at Weber Shandwick EMEA, said: 'By delving into the minds of employees to understand what really drives them to be more engaged, we've found that people need to feel valued if they are to even start engaging with the brand they work for. What The Science of Ingagement has given us is a set of 'Employee Engagement Footprints' that enables businesses to see how they compare in their sector and against the UK's most engaging companies to help identify what they need to do to strengthen these footprints and build campaigns that capture and sustain employee interest.'