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Fact of the Week: 2 September 2013

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The Oldest Workers Have the Highest Level of Engagement

Among the generations in the workplace "traditionalists [born prior to 1946], who represent 4% of the working population in 2012, have the highest level of engagement at 41%, followed by 33% for Millennials, who comprise 8% of 2012's working population. Of those in Generation X, 28% are engaged, compared with 26% of Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers have the lowest level of engagement, and they have the highest level of active disengagement -- nearly one in four are actively disengaged."

Gallup. (2013). State of the American workplace: Employee engagement insights for U.S. business leaders. Washington, DC: Gallup. Retrieved from

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