Singapore continues to have the least engaged workers in the region, even as employers from neighbouring countries see improving engagement levels.
Malaysian employers for one have seen an overall engagement score of 63%, found a new report from Aon. Singapore’s score stands at 59%.
Despite improving employee engagement for Malaysia, it still lags behind organisations in countries such as Indonesia (76%), Philippines (71%) and Thailand (64%).
The study also finds that ‘work-life balance’ and ‘career development’ top the list of engagement drivers in Malaysia.
With technological advances and a connected work environment, the lines between work and personal lives have blurred, demonstrating the significance of a flexible working culture.
In addition, Malaysian employees seek organisations that are ready to invest in their careers and professional development.
“In Malaysia, the increase in engagement levels is a result of the continuing efforts of best-in-class organisations in creating a holistic employee experience that provides opportunities and flexibility to thrive now and in the future,” said Vernon Goh, engagement practice leader, Malaysia, Talent, Reward & Performance at Aon.
“However, increasing engagement is a shared responsibility – senior leadership must encourage their team members to own their engagement levels, by creating an environment where employees are empowered to develop new skills, chart their career journeys, and maximise their potential.”
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