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Ninety-one percent of U.S. employees who are offered summer flextime say it improves morale and 80 percent say it increases productivity, suggesting this is one of the most effective methods of engagement, according to Randstad’s Q2 2013 Engagement Study. However, only one in seven employees said their employers offer a reduced schedule or flex hours during the summer.
“While employees’ salaries are a significant factor in workplace satisfaction, employee engagement is not all about financial compensation,” said Jim Link, managing director at Randstad U.S. “There are many non-monetary programs employers can adopt to help improve the morale and productivity of its employee base.”
Rewarding high performers with bonuses and promotions is still cited as the number one tool for employee engagement, ranked as the top engagement tool by 30 percent of respondents. Twenty-two percent of respondents ranked fostering a comfortable and challenging work environment as a top engagement tool.
The Randstad engagement index is based on an online survey of 3,282 full-time employees from March 25 to April 8, 2013.