The data shows that UK workers are combating austerity blues and economic woes with a renewed sense of purpose, with 48 per cent of staff across the country saying they are proud to work for their employer.
According to the report, commitment, attachment and pride all remain strong among UK workers, despite the economic climate continuing to pose challenges to organisations.
Overall, 89 per cent of workers believe their role contributes towards the success of their organisation, while three quarters think that their colleagues seek their opinion and respect their views.
Furthermore, seven in ten staff think their managers empower them to do their job to the best of their ability, noted Nicola Linkleter, managing director of Badenoch & Clark.
She explained that 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. 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," she acknowledged.
Ms Linkleter said the UK will emerge from the economic downturn at a faster rate if workers are more engaged in their work, so bosses need to place engagement at the heart of their broader strategy.
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Source: The Sales Executive News