Right Management Survey Reports Workers Put in Longer Hours than Five Years
Leaders Advised to Continuously Sense-Check Employee Engagement to Inspire and
Motivate their People to Achieve Business Outcomes
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 24, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees are putting in longer
hours than five years ago, according to a poll by Right Management, the talent
and career management experts within ManpowerGroup. Nearly four out of five
surveyed workers said their organization's employees spend more time on the
job since the recession began in 2008. As many as 67% said they are spending
"a great deal" more hours at work.
Do employees in your organization work longer hours than five years ago?
Yes, a great deal 67%
Yes, somewhat 10%
Not really 23%
Longer hours without a focus on engagement and motivation run the risk of
driving disengagement. Employee engagement has been a longstanding focus for
both HR and senior management. With streamlined operations, continued fiscal
belt tightening, and a workforce that is disgruntled and overly stressed,
engagement is receiving a heightened focus. Leaders are recognizing that in
the Human Age, talent is the only source of sustainable competitive advantage.
"Leaders need to have courageous conversations with their employees to ensure
better alignment between the work their people are doing and the company's
overall strategic objectives," advised Matt Norquist, General Manager of Right
Management's northeast region.
There are times when deadlines or projects command longer hours, observed
Norquist. "But leaders need to connect the intensity of workloads with
dialogue that aligns the work with individual employees' ambitions, and the
organizations' broader strategic objectives".
Recent polls by Right Management have identified the growing pressure on
workers today. The data shows they rarely leave their desk for lunch. They
respond to emails from the boss at all hours. They are not taking all their
vacation time. And when others are laid off, the work they did must be shared
by the remaining employees.
The online poll of 325 employees was conducted between Aug. 16 and Sept. 15.
About Right Management
Right Management is the global leader in talent and career management
workforce solutions. As the workforce consulting experts within ManpowerGroup,
the firm designs and delivers solutions to align talent strategy with business
strategy. Expertise spans Talent Assessment, Leader Development,
Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, and Workforce Transition
and Outplacement. With offices in over 50 countries, Right Management partners
with companies of all sizes – including more than 80% of the Fortune 500 – to
help grow and engage their talent, increase productivity and optimize business
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