TUESDAY 19 MAY 2009 11:59 AM


New research suggests employers need to maintain a focus on making employees feel engaged if they are to retain talent during the recession. Yet at present half of employees feel that their career appraisals aren’t constructive and only 45% are aware of the job opportunities within their company, according to the study from Taleo Research. The findings appear to hint that employee engagement strategies are not being implemented by many organisations. Alice Snell, vice president of Taleo Research, commented: “In the current climate, competition between companies to survive, succeed and grow will only become more intense. To improve employee engagement and productivity, organisations need to take action.”