Monday 20 November 2017

Employee experience levels in Ireland below global average

Ireland ranks below the global average in positive employee experience levels
Ireland ranks below the global average in positive employee experience levels
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Ireland ranks below the global average in positive employee experience levels, according to the Employee Experience Index report launched today by Globoforce and IBM.

The employee experience index score for Ireland was 65pc, which came in at 4pc below the global average.

The report found that Irish employees see meaningful work and empowerment of voice as key drivers of a positive employee experience.

Read more: Length of working life for men in Ireland falls

However, meaningful work on its own is not enough to ensure people are happy in the workplace, with the report finding that meaningful work needs to be in conjunction with other practices such as recognition, feedback and growth, and co-worker relationships.

Interestingly, work/life balance ranked as only a small driver for Irish employee experiences, at 8pc.

Globally, meaningful work emerged as the single most influential driver of employee experience, contributing to more than a quarter of employee perceptions of a positive employee experience.

The lowest score for positive employee experience in Europe was found in Hungary at 49pc, followed by the Czech Republic, where the employee experience score was 52pc.

Meanwhile the highest score for employee experience in Europe was found in Norway and Portugal at 74pc, with the Netherlands completing the top three.

Overall, more than 22,000 workers in 43 countries took part in the survey.

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