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This installment of The Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Employee Engagement includes the following topics:
- Overall results of recent surveys on employee engagement find low levels of engagement across the board, but it does not appear that engagement levels have hit bottom, yet.
- Stress levels are rising: according to a recent study, the greatest increases in stress levels can be found in government, banking/financial services, and retail industries.
- Another interesting point - women experience higher levels of stress than men in the United States, and those ages 55–64 also reported the highest levels of stress when the results were segmented by age group.
- Trust within organizations is falling. Trust in the CEO has fallen to its lowest levels since 2004.
- Some employees are gaining optimism and confidence, and are beginning to feel more comfortable in their position and with future prospects, according to a new study.
- Employers may begin to see employee turnover rates increase, especially with high-performing employees.
- A recent study found employees in Canada and the United States value base pay as most important, followed by retirement benefits and the type of work. Employees in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico value career advancement, training, and base and bonus/incentive pay.