Report: U.S. employee engagement dipped in 2017

Chaotic politics, automation and a shifting business landscape portend an anxious future for many American workers—and for employers keen on keeping spirits high.

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For employers interested in wrangling the elusive engagement beast, Aon’s 2018 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report is chock-full of guidance and relevant data. Aon collected responses from more than 5 million employees at more than 1,000 organizations worldwide to understand how staffers rate their jobs and overall workplace experience.

The study, which defined engagement as “the level of an employee’s psychological investment in their organization,” measured 15 work-experience factors:

1. Employee value proposition

2. Reputation

3. Career opportunities

4. Collaboration

5. Diversity and inclusion

6. Empowerment and autonomy

7. Enabling infrastructure

8. Learning and development

9. Manager

10. Performance management

11. Rewards and recognition

12. Senior leadership

13. Talent and staffing

14. Work fulfillment

15. Work/life balance

Aon’s study used a “Say, Stay, Strive” model. Survey respondents are asked:

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