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Increasing employee engagement on the job has been one of the hottest topics of the post-recession period. Yet despite the many reports, discussions, and the billions spent to drive greater engagement, the level of engaged U.S. workers has stalled.

That’s what a massive global study on engagement by Aon Hewitt found. The study reported results by region, so the U.S. numbers are combined in a North American figure with Canada’s. Assuming some continuity on both sides of the shared border, the results weren’t stellar. Engagement rose just one percent from 2013 to 2014 in North America, to 66 percent.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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