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Fact-of-the-Week: 4 January 2011


fact of the week

NEED TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT?
MAKE WORK INTERESTING ... AND RETAIN OLDER WORKERS


"More interesting or challenging work" is the main feature that would "make people feel more committed or engaged with their job," according to a 2010 analysis of the Kelly Global Workforce Survey, among 33% of respondents in North America.


Kelly Services. (2010). Employee loyalty rises during global economic recession, Kelly international workforce survey finds. Troy, MI: Kelly Services. Retrieved from http://www.easyir.com/easyir/kellyservices/CompanyLoyaltyGlobal_final_charts.pdf


Levels of employee engagement increase with age/generational cohorts, according to a 2009 study conducted by the Sloan Center for Aging and Work.


Pitt-Catsouphes, M., & Matz-Costa, C. (2009). Engaging the 21st century multi-generational workforce: Findings from the age & generations study (Issue Brief No. 20). Chestnut Hill, MA: Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. Retrieved from http://agingandwork.bc.edu/documents/IB20_Engagement_2009-02-10.pdf