Most UK workers engaged and working hard

Monday 26 November 2012

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Almost half of all UK employees are proud to work for their organisations, a new survey has revealed.

Research conducted by Badenoch & Clark found that 48 per cent take pride in their current role, with Scottish workers (52.4 per cent) appearing to be particularly engaged.

Some 89 per cent of those surveyed said they felt their role contributes to the success of their organisation, and 71.5 per cent think their managers empower them to do their job to the best of their ability.

The study also showed that 81.2 per cent see a direct link between strong management and levels of workplace engagement.

Nicola Linkleter, managing director at Badenoch & Clark, said employee engagement can and should be seen as a measure of strong management and good internal communication.

"There is a strong argument to be made in favour of seeing investment in engagement as a business imperative," she stated.

"In an immediate sense, there is a direct link between employee engagement and productivity - proud, enthused workers will strive to produce stronger and higher results, directly impacting on the bottom line."

Ms Linkleter claimed that managers must work hard to foster a strong culture of inclusivity and engagement within their place of work.

"On a macroeconomic level, strong employee engagement has the power to buck the forces of economic austerity," she added.

Posted by Jenny Arthur