Developing New Skills Ranks Second To Salary in Tower Perrin Study

Do you understand your employees’ motivations and desires to the same extent as your customers? Perhaps not, and here is the opportunity for you. The Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study had some interesting findings related to innovation, learning and development. First, improving one’s skills and capabilities ranked second to competitive base pay in a list of key drivers for employees in attraction, retention and engagement. The Tower Perrin Global Workforce Study polled 90,000 workers in 18 countries on drivers to being attracted and engaged at an organization. Specifically, the top five drivers of engagement include:

  • Competitive base pay
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Challenging Work
  • Flexible Work Location
  • Flexible Schedule

So how does your organization stack up against these top five? You can see all the results at theTowers Perrin website.

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About Jeanne Meister

Jeanne C. Meister is a best selling author of three books, internationally recognized consultant and keynote speaker. Jeanne is Partner of Future Workplace, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne was recently voted by her peers as one of the 20 top influential training professionals in the United States. Jeanne’s name is synonymous with the establishment and institutionalization of global corporate universities. Jeanne is the author of three books, Corporate Quality Universities and Corporate Universities. Jeanne’s latest book is, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins, 2010) is in its 10th printing.No information is provided by the author.

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