Employee Engagement: The Aon Report
Globally, 58% of employees were engaged in 2011, up from 56% in 2010, according to a report released June 4, 2012, by Aon Hewitt, a global HR consultancy. The data gathered during the first quarter of 2012, from more than 3,100 of Aon Hewitt’s client organizations, represents 9.7 million employees around the world.
Aon Hewitt noted that employers in two areas of the world achieved engagement levels exceeding the global average: Latin America, at 71%, and North America, at 64%. Employees in Europe were least engaged, at 52%. Other findings give employers further issues to consider.
For example, Aon Hewitt found that, around the world, those from the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946 to 1964) were far more engaged than their younger colleagues. Millennial-aged workers (born after 1979) were the least engaged.