Employers haven't done enough to foster employee engagement, according to Towers Watson's 2012 Global Workforce Study. Employee engagement is defined as employees who are willing to go the extra mile for their employer.

According to Towers Watson, there is a clear relationship between high levels of employee engagement and improved financial and operational results.

Thirty-five percent of the 32,000 full-time workers who participated in the study are highly engaged. That isn't surprising if you consider the economic turmoil the country has been in for the past five years or "nearly a decade of competing in a "flat" world and more than a decade of being connected 24/7," the report found.

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