State of Play:
Global Employee Engagement Trends
Every quarter we survey over 6,000 full-time employees around the world to find out about their experience at work and to track employee engagement trends over the year. The results paint a mixed picture of engagement across different countries, industries and age groups and show what employers can focus on to optimize the employee experience.
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Job satisfaction -
who's most satisfied at work?
are satisfied with
their current role
Which countries have the most satisfied workers?
Which industries have the most satisfied workers?
How does age affect job satisfaction?
who’s at risk of leaving?
say they’re likely
to quit their jobs
Which countries have the highest churn?
Which industries have the highest attrition risk?
How does age affect attrition?
who looks forward to going to work?
say they look forward
to going to work
Which countries look forward to work the most?
Which industries have the most ‘get up and go’?
How does age affect motivation?
Stress in the workplace
say they are
stressed by work
Which countries have the most stressed workforce?
Which countries have the best work-life balance?
Stress at work is expected - it’s how you respond that counts
Considering the levels of stress are fairly consistent across the board, we wanted to see how the support companies provide differs from one country to the next. Here we see our most motivated and satisfied companies coming back to the top as workers rate their company’s support for a healthy work-life balance higher than those with lower satisfaction. The US tops the list with 62 of people saying their employer is ‘somewhat’ or ‘extremely’ supportive. In France meanwhile, despite stricter laws than most laws governing the hours employees work, when it comes to their employers themselves, workers do not rate them highly at all with just 30% saying they’re supportive of a healthy work-life balance.
When we look side by side at the answers for whether people were planning to stay in their jobs for the next two years and how supportive companies are of their work-life balance, we see a very clear trend. Those companies who provide support for a healthy balance between the two are rewarded with workers saying they’re much more likely to stay compared to those companies whose workers say they’re not supportive of work-life balance.