As the economy recovers, employers have seen some of their best talent defect for better jobs. Top-performing corporations are fighting that trend by doing what they can to strengthen their relations with their workers.
That’s the bottom line to a Towers Watson survey of employee attitudes that confirms what common sense might suggest: people who work foremployers that invest in their workforce have been feeling better about their organizations as the economy has improved.
Among the trends in these major categories from 2009 to 2013:
Career development saw employee confidence steadily increasing in promoting the right people (57 percent to 64 percent), recruiting (66 percent to 74 percent), long-term ops (68 percent to 80 percent) retention (53 percent to 64 percent) and training (65 percent to 74 percent).