Workplace

Across Most of the World, the Percentage of Adults With Great Jobs Rarely Tops 10%

by Julie Ray

Gallup's new report, the 2016 Global Great Jobs Report, offers the latest update on the real jobs situation in more than 130 countries. The report reveals where the good -- and great -- jobs are and where the greatest deficits remain.

How Millennials Want to Work and Live
May 10-12 — Omaha, Nebraska

Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults believe the job market in the city or area where they live is good for job seekers. Those employed full time and nonwhites are far more likely to think that now is a good time to find a good job.

Employee engagement among U.S. workers reached a new high in March, when an average of 34.1% were engaged. The previous high in Gallup's five-year trend was 33.8% in March 2011.

German management culture doesn't emphasize effective people management -- and the results show in low engagement nationwide.

Most German employees say performance appraisals don't meet the goal of actually improving their performance.

Workers who are not engaged or actively disengaged cost the German economy up to 287.1 billion euros annually in lost productivity.

Leaders can use several methods to influence employees and monitor risk.

To fill positions with the most talented candidates, leaders need to use the right sourcing tactics.

by Rebecca Riffkin and Jim Harter

Diversity is an important issue in hiring, especially in Silicon Valley. But various Gallup studies have examined the combination of diversity, employee engagement and inclusion that provides a competitive advantage for businesses.

Worker burnout and stress cost German employers more than 9 billion euros in lost productivity annually.

Organizations need to shift to new methods in risk management: survey, metadata, incentive analysis and hiring information.

Companies are increasingly using pulse surveys for employee feedback. But administering them for the wrong reasons can be useless.