Surprising Findings on Workers’ Views About Their Jobs

Two interesting studies are out that reveal just how happy and committed workers are at their jobs. In one report, researchers found that a company’s low performers – and not the company’s best workers – actually reported being more motivated and engaged in 42 percent of the 207 companies surveyed. So clearly, job performance doesn’t predict employee engagement. And it’s employee engagement (in other words, a worker’s commitment, involvement and satisfaction) that largely drives businesses to succeed. Many factors go …

How Much Do You Need to Retire? Ask Your Employer.

Unless you’ve saved  11 times your final pay ($550,000 if you were earning $50,000), don’t even think about retiring. And because few of us haven’t saved close to that, a growing number of employers are making it a bigger priority to help their workers plan adequately for retirement, a new survey says. As pension plans vanish and 401(k)s gyrate with the stock market, we know too well that workers are under more pressure than ever to save for their future. So Aon …