Information workers in AP largely not ‘engaged’ at work: Forrester

Nurdianah Md Nur

Information workers in Asia Pacific are generally an unhappy bunch, according to Forrester Research's Forrsights Workforce Employee Q4 2013 Survey. 

The survey revealed that only 29 percent of the respondents in Asia viewed themselves as  'engaged' employees. Japan had the lowest percentage of engaged employees at 10 percent while Singapore is second from the bottom at 17 percent.

According to the research company, engaged employees are information workers who see a future in staying at their companies, and would recommend their companies' products as well as job opportunities to family members and friends.

Respondents were asked to gauge their sentiments against statements such as "I love my job", "It's clear to me how my work contributes to my company's overall success", and "I feel recognised for the effort I put in."

Forrester found that engaged employees are more likely to agree that they feel recognised for their efforts and feel challenged at work every day as compared to those who are not.