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Has recession helped or hurt employee engagement?

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in Employee Benefits Program,Hiring,Human Resources

While 30% of nearly 600 employers surveyed by Towers Watson report that employees are less engaged in the organization than before the financial crisis, another 28% of employers believe employee engagement has actually risen during the recession.

For 2010, far more companies expect engagement to rise (39%) than decline (5%). And 55% of employers agree that employee productivity has risen. That’s also part of the reason for slower hiring and more caution about increased investments in workforce programs.

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